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Question id: 322. This question is similar to one that appeared in an IB Standard paper in 2008. The use of a calculator is allowed.
Mr Willis goes to school (he's a Maths teacher) five times each week during term time. On any given day, the probability that he goes on an orange bus is \( \frac13 \).
(a) Write down the expected number of times that Mr Willis goes to work at his school on an orange bus in one week.
In one week, find the probability that he goes to work on an orange bus
(b) on exactly three days;
(c) on at least two days.
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