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Spider and Fly (Posted on 2003-11-25) Difficulty: 3 of 5
A spider eats 3 flies a day. Until the spider fills his quota a fly has a 50% chance of survival if he attempts to pass the web.

Assuming 5 flies have already made the attempt to pass, what is the probability that the 6th fly will survive the attempt?

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Answer | Comment 20 of 21 |
The required probability that the 6th fly will survive the attempt is 3/4. 
  Posted by K Sengupta on 2009-02-15 15:36:15
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