Question #178482

a) Two vacuum cleaner salesmen A and B must each make two calls per day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. A has a probability 0.4 of selling a cleaner on any call, while B (a novice) has a probability 0.1 of a sale. A works independently of B and, for each salesman, morning and afternoon results are independent of each other.

Find the probability that, in one day:

i. A sells 2 cleaners

i. A sells just one cleaner

ii. B makes at least one sale

iii. Between them, A and B make exactly one sale

Expert's answer

i)

P(2) = 2!/(2!(2-2)!) *0.4^{2}*(1-0.4)^{2-2 } = 0.16

ii)

P(1) = 2!/(1!(2-1)!) *0.4^{1}*(1-0.4)^{2-1 } = 0.48

iii)

P(1) = 2!/(1!(2-1)!) *0.1^{1}*(1-0.1)^{2-1 } = 0.18

iv)

P(1) = P(A sells 1) and P(B sells 0) or P(A sells 0 and B sells 1)

= (0.48*0.82) + (0.36*0.18)

= 0.4582

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