probablility

• Apr 15th 2008, 03:37 PM
hohososo
probablility
There are two alternative routes joining two villages, and the cost of maintaining each route is c per year. The probablility of blockage for a maintained route is p and for an unmaintained route is 1. The cost of of there being no unblocked route between the village is b. calculate the expected costs of the following strategies: S0 - maintain neither route; S1 - maintain just one route; S2 - maintain both routes.

The answer for S0 is b, S1 is c+pb, S2 is 2c+b*p^2

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• Apr 16th 2008, 12:14 PM
CaptainBlack
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Originally Posted by hohososo
There are two alternative routes joining two villages, and the cost of maintaining each route is c per year. The probablility of blockage for a maintained route is p and for an unmaintained route is 1. The cost of of there being no unblocked route between the village is b. calculate the expected costs of the following strategies: S0 - maintain neither route; S1 - maintain just one route; S2 - maintain both routes.

The answer for S0 is b, S1 is c+pb, S2 is 2c+b*p^2