If i have a probability of .159 times something occurs. And I want to see the probability of that happening 4 times in a row. How would I do that?
Hello,
Consider $\displaystyle A_n$ the event that this happens the $\displaystyle n^{\text{th}}$ time.
You want $\displaystyle P(A_1 \cap A_2 \cap A_3 \cap A_4)$. If the events are independent (that is to say that the probability of happening stays still, even if it already happened), this equals to :
$\displaystyle P(A_1) \cdot P(A_2) \cdot P(A_3) \cdot P(A_4)=(0.159)^4$
Do you understand ?