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    Probability of Two Independent Alternators will Fail

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    What are the steps to show the probability that a given alternator will fail on a 1-hour flight is .02?

    What is the probability that (a) two independent alternators will fail?

    (b) Neither will fail?

    (c) One or the other will fail?

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    Let p be the probability that a given alternator fails. Then p = 0.02.
    a) The probability that both fails is p * p = 0.02 * 0.02 = ...

    Solution Summary

    The expert determines the probability that either two independent alternators will fail or not.