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a. A certain company sends 40% of its overnight mail parcels via express mail service E 1 . Of these parcels, 2% arrive after the guaranteed delivery time (denote the event “late delivery” by L ). If a record of an overnight mailing is randomly selected from the company’s file, what is the probability that the parcel went via E 1 and was late? b. Suppose that 50% of the overnight parcels are sent via express mail service E 2 and the remaining 10% are sent via E 3 . Of those sent via E 2 , only 1% arrive late, whereas 5% of the parcels handled by E 3 arrive late. What is the probability that a randomly selected parcel arrived late? c. If a randomly selected parcel has arrived on time, what is the probability that it was not sent via E 1 ?

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a. A certain company sends 40% of its overnight mail parcels via express mail service E1. Of these parcels, 2% arrive after the guaranteed delivery time (denote the event “late delivery” by L). If a record of an overnight mailing is randomly selected from the company’s file, what is the probability that the parcel went via E1 and was late?

b. Suppose that 50% of the overnight parcels are sent via express mail service E2 and the remaining 10% are sent via E3. Of those sent via E2, only 1% arrive late, whereas 5% of the parcels handled by E3 arrive late. What is the probability that a randomly selected parcel arrived late?

c. If a randomly selected parcel has arrived on time, what is the probability that it was not sent via E1?

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