Statistics and ProbabilityThe time (in hours) required to repair a machine is an exponentially distributed random variable with parameter lambda = 1.
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The time (in hours) required to repair a machine is an exponentially distributed random variable with parameter lambda = 1. What is the conditional probability that a repair takes at least 3 hours, given that its duration exceeds 2 hours?
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briannaciamaichelo Staff answered 4 weeks ago
Let X be exponential random variable that represents time required to repair a machine, X~ exp(1). We use what we know about exponential distribution.
P(X>x)=1-F(x)=1-(1-e^(- lambda x))=e^(- lambda x)
and for conditional probability:
P(X>t+s|X>t)=P(x>s)
P(X>3|X>2)=P(X>1+2|X>2)=P(X>1)=e^(-1*1)=e^(-1)=0.368
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