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2-165.   A congested computer network has a 0.002 probability of losing a data packet and packet losses are independent events. A lost packet must be resent.

(a) What is the probability that an e-mail message with 100 packets will need any to be resent?

(b) What is the probability that an e-mail message with 3 packets will need exactly one to be resent?

(c) If 10 e-mail messages are sent, each with 100 packets, what is the probability that at least one message will need some packets to be resent?

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Cover of Applied Statistics and Probability for Engineers, 5th Edition

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