OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT-Total Quality Management

Question 1
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A CD player has 3 components that all must function for the player to work. The average reliability of each component is 0.88. What is the reliability of the CD player?  (Round answer to 4 decimal places, e.g. 15.2500.)

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Question 2
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An office copier has four main components in a series with the following reliabilities: 0.95, 0.81, 0.88, and 0.90. Determine the reliability of the copier.  (Round answer to 4 decimal places, e.g. 15.2500.)

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Question 3
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A bank loan processing system has three components with individual reliabilities as shown:

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R1 = 0.98 R2 = 0.96 R3 = 0.88

What is the reliability of the bank loan processing system?  (Round answer to 4 decimal places, e.g. 15.2500.)

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Question 4
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An LCD projector in an office has a main light bulb with a reliability of 0.87 ( R1 ) and a backup bulb, the reliability of which is 0.82 ( R2 ). The system looks as follows:

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What is the reliability of the system?  (Round answer to 4 decimal places, e.g. 15.2500.)

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Question 5
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BioTech Research Center is working to develop a new vaccine for the West Nile Virus. The project is so important that the firm has created three teams of experts to work on the project from different perspectives. Team 1 has a 83 percent chance of success, team 2 an 80 percent chance of success, and team 3 a 94 percent chance. What is the probability that BioTech will develop the vaccine?  (Round answer to 4 decimal places, e.g. 15.2500.)

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Question 6
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The following system of components has been proposed for a new product. Determine the reliability of the system.  (Round answer to 4 decimal places, e.g. 15.2500.)

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