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Unformatted text preview: x x x Y x x x x Y (i) If Y is zero, what are x 1 , x 2 , and x 3 ? (ii) Create a plot of x 3 vs Y for Y from 0 to 10 (iii) What value of Y makes x 3 equal to 0.25 ? 2/. Every year a car collector either adds a new car to his collection or disposes of one of the cars in it. The probability that he will add a new car is 0.56. The collector has decided to quit collecting when his collection either reaches 5 cars or disappears altogether. What is the probability that he will wind up with 5 cars if he starts with just 1 car? What is the probability that he will wind up with 5 cars if he starts with 2 cars? P.S. This is NOT a new form of problem. Think of the casino example (in class) and the man on a plank (in the lab)....
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