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Brain teasers : Theme  Risk, Probability, Measure 



Smiffy goes to Metabelis 6 

?
Smiffy has left the DPM and joined NASA. Well isn`t
that our man to a T ?
He is sent to Metabelis 6 where, as we know, they have eliminated all risks
apart from three, namely those represented symbolically by
(tau) (alpha) and (kappa).
The table shows the number of deaths per year (averaged over the last decade)
associated with ,
and
source of risk 
No. of deaths per year (averaged over
the last decade) 

1026 

106 

e, where e=1/n as n 

Which is the major source of risk ?
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A deadly game 

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During a lull at the DPM some of the boyos are watching Channel 4 racing, and what of our man Smiffy and his beamish boys ?
That`s no proper mans passtime; Smiffy and one of his BBs decide to have a game of Russian roulette.
One beamish boy takes his empty sixshooter and slips in one slug ....
Smiffy goes first (age before beauty !), the players take turns until one player kills himself ...
What is the probability that Smiffy kills himself ?
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A day at the races 

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One of the beamish boys has left the DPM and become a jockey. He is taking part in 3 races and, yes, there in the crowd is our man Smiffy with his cheese n onion crisps and pint of Old Stinko`s Ferret Ale. The probability that our beamish boy jockey wins any given race is 1/4.
What is the probability that the jockey wins the 3rd race, given that he wins at least 2 races ?
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