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    two computers are connected to the wireless network that is password protected. If the code is removed temporarily, the virus can attack the first computer with probability 0.5, a second computer with probability 0.7, and both simultaneously with probability 0.4
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    Re: probability

    Quote Originally Posted by krist View Post
    two computers are connected to the wireless network that is password protected. If the code is removed temporarily, the virus can attack the first computer with probability 0.5, a second computer with probability 0.7, and both simultaneously with probability 0.4
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    1.First computer is infected with a virus. What is the probability that the latter is infected with a virus?

    2. if it is known that the first computer, was not attacked by the virus, which is the probability that the second computer was attacked?
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    Re: probability

    Quote Originally Posted by krist View Post
    1.First computer is infected with a virus. What is the probability that the latter is infected with a virus?

    2. if it is known that the first computer, was not attacked by the virus, which is the probability that the second computer was attacked?
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    Re: probability

    Hello, krist!

    Could someone help me with this task? Please

    Two computers are connected to the wireless network that is password protected.
    If the code is removed temporarily,
    . . the virus can attack the 1st computer with probability 0.5,
    . . a 2nd computer with probability 0.7,
    . . and both simultaneously with probability 0.4

    Sure, I'd be delighted to help . . . What is the question?

    . . \begin{array}{ccccccc}P(A) &=& P(\text{1st attacked}) &=& 0.5 \\ P(B) &=& P(\text{2nd attacked}) &=& 0.7 \\P(A \cap B) &=& P(\text{both attacked}) &=& 0.4 \end{array}


    Probability that at least one computer is attacked.

    . P(A \cup B) \;=\;P(A) + P(B) - P(A\cap B) \;=\;0.5 + 0.7 - 0.4 \;=\;0.8


    Probabaility that neither computer is attacked.

    . P(\sim\!A\:\wedge \sim\!B) \;=\;1 - P(A\cup B) \;=\;1 - 0.8 \;=\;0.2

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