Allen Abbott has a wide-curving, uphill driveway leading to his garage. When ther is a heavy snow, Allen hires a local carpenter, who shovels snow on the side in teh winter, to shovel his driveway. The snow shoveler charges charges $30 to shovel the driveway. Following is a probability distribution of the number of heavy snows each winter
Heavy Snows Probability
Allen is considering purchasing a new self-propelled snowblower for $625. that would allow him, his wife, or his children to clear the driveway after a snow. Discuss what you think allen's decision should be and why?
This solution explains whether or not a person should buy a snowblower based on price of a snowblower, the price of paying someone to shovel the driveway, and the probability distribution of heavy snows in a year.