A certain device consists of 24 equally reliable components. It is known that one (and only one) is faulty. The location of the failed component is performed by replacement - one after another.
1. Find the probabilty of restoring the functioning of the system within 3 trials.
2. Same question for n trials.
(In reply to re(2): Debugged! (spoiler)
1. SH’s solution for 3 trials is flawless.
2. For n trials - knowing that one is faulty
(not at most one!)- see the official solition.
Edited on April 20, 2018, 11:46 am