a.) an electron with a velocity 50.% of the speed of light
b.) a tennis ball (55 g) served at 45 m/s (~100 mi/h)
Jones figures that the total number of thousands of miles that a used auto can be driven before it would need to be junked is an exponential random variable with parameter
Smith has a used car that he claims has been driven only 10,000 miles.
If Jones purchases the car, what is the probability that she would get at least 20,000 additional miles out of it?
Repeat under the assumption that the lifetime mileage of the car is not exponentially distributed but rather is (in thousands of miles) uniformly distributed over (0, 40).
The following definition is discussed in advanced mathematics courses.