# Statistics - Calculating Probability.

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297. A new sports car model has defective brakes 15 percent of the time and a defective steering mechanism 5 percent of the time. Let's assume (and hope) that these problems occur independently. If

one or the other of these problems is present, the car is called a "lemon." If both of these problems

are present, the car is a "hazard." Your instructor purchased one of these cars yesterday. What is the

probability it is:

a. A lemon?

b. A hazard?

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P(Bad brakes) = 0.15 and P(Bad steering) = 0.05

(b) P(Hazard) = P(Bad ...

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