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Unformatted text preview: plane’s other engines. Furthermore, suppose that a plane can complete its flight successfully if at least half of its engines do not fail. (a) Is it true that a fourengine plane is always preferable to a twoengine plane? (that is, for all values of p) (b) Is it true that a fiveengine plane is always preferable to a threeengine plane? [5] (2 points) A most amazing event occurred during the second round of the 1989 U.S. Open at Oak Hill in Pittsford, New York. Four golfers – Doug Weaver, Mark Wiebe, Jerry Pate, and Nick Price – made holes in one on the sixth hole. According to experts, the odds against a PGA golfer making a hole in one are 3708 to 1 – that is, the probability of making a hole in one is 1/3709. Approximate the probability that at least 4 of the 155 golfers playing in the second round would get a hole in one on the sixth hole that day....
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2012 for the course STATISTICS 420 taught by Professor Wierman during the Fall '11 term at Johns Hopkins.
 Fall '11
 Wierman
 Probability

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