# Probability equations

• Oct 31st 2012, 10:57 AM
colinb0
Probability equations
I have to solve the following question:

1, What is the probability of rain on any given working day (Mon-Fri) given that that probility from records suggest 30%.

i, the probability of no rain on 3 consecutive working days

ii, the probaility that there will be rain on at least 1 of 4 consecutive days.

how is this calculated and what is the equation for doing so? Please be simple and detailed in the response as I'm picking this stuff up as I go along.

Colin
• Oct 31st 2012, 02:09 PM
Plato
Re: Probability equations
Quote:

Originally Posted by colinb0
I have to solve the following question:
1, What is the probability of rain on any given working day (Mon-Fri) given that that probility from records suggest 30%.
i, the probability of no rain on 3 consecutive working days
ii, the probaility that there will be rain on at least 1 of 4 consecutive days.

ii) \$\displaystyle 1-(0.7)^4\$ WHY?

What is the answer to i. ?