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**JP103** Not sure if I have posted this in the right place, so I aplogise if I havn't.

I have started doing a HNC course in Engineering and the first topic is Analytical Methods for Engineers. It is a self learning course, I don;t go to any lectures or get to see people for guidance, the only help I get is a booklet of lessons. I have worked through this but I am still struggling.

Maths has never been my strongest subject so it would be much appreciated if anyone could point me in the right direction with any of this question:

The age of a machine, x, in years is related to the probablity of breakdown, y, by the formula:

..................y

x = 3 + ln [ ___ ]

................1 - y

Determine the probablity of breakdown for 1, 3 and 10 years.