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ECSE2500, Engineering Probability
, Spring 2010, Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute
Exam 1, 2pm Tues March 2 2010
Name, RCSID, RIN:
answers
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free
as the correct solution to any 2 5point
question
parts. That means that answering 100 points is a
complete exam.
1. Two teams are playing a 5 game series. Assume that they are equally matched. What is the
probability that
a.
(5 points)
the series winner will be known after 3 games (i.e., the same team wins the 1st 3
games)?
1/4
b.
(5)
the series winner will be known after exactly 4 games?
3/8
c.
(5)
all five games must be played to determine the winner?
3/8
d.
(0)
Do your 3 answers total 1?
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