A trading company has eight computers that it uses to trade on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The probability of a computer failing in a day is 0.005, and the computers fail independently. Computers are repaired in the evening and each day is an independent trial.
(a) What is the probability that all eight computers fail in a day?
(b) What is the mean number of days until a specific computer fails?
(c) What is the mean number of days until all eight computers fail in the same day?Solution: |

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