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The probability is 1 in 4,000,000 that a single auto trip in the United States will result in a fatality. Over a lifetime, an average US driver takes 50,000 trips. (A) What is the probability of a fatal accident over a lifetime? Assume independent events. Why might the assumption of independence be violated?

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This solution finds the probability of fatalities and explains how the assumption (or not) of independence affects the results.

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