1. ## Conditional probability

Hello, I'm having an issue with a problem. I just have no clue how to solve it.

A machine part may be selected from any of three manufacturers
with probabilities p1 = 0.25, p2 = 0.50, and p3 = 0.25. The probabilities that it will
function properly during a specified period of time are 0.2, 0.3, and 0.4, respectively,
for the three manufacturers. Determine the probability that a randomly chosen
machine part will function properly for the specified time period.

Is it conditional probability related?

Thank yoU!

2. ## Re: Conditional probability

Definitely. Probability selected and works. Probability it works is conditional on which manufacture made it.

3. ## Re: Conditional probability

Originally Posted by hlsmith
Definitely. Probability selected and works. Probability it works is conditional on which manufacture made it.
Well you need to use those conditional probabilities to get the final answer the probability in question isn't a conditional probability.

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