Posted by **Jen** on Friday, July 22, 2011 at 1:41pm.

The property restoration company PuroServ is considering switching to new dehumidifiers. Their market research, considering the cost of the new machines and their efficiency, tells them that the switch would give them a 54% chance of making a $20,000 profit, a 23% chance of breaking even, and a 23% chance of losing $5,000. How much money does PuroServ expect to make with their new purchase?

Not sure what to do with this one....

- MATH -
**bobpursley**, Friday, July 22, 2011 at 3:39pm
expected value= SUM value*probabilities

= .54*20,000+.23*0 + .23(-5000)

- MATH -
**Jen**, Friday, July 22, 2011 at 4:06pm
so PuroServ expects to make $9,650 with their new purchase?

## Answer This Question

## Related Questions

- MATH - The property restoration company PuroServ is considering switching to new...
- Math - The property restoration company PuroServ is considering switching to new...
- Math - The property restoration company PuroServ is considering switching to new...
- math - The property restoration company puroserv is considering switching to new...
- Math/Statistics - The property restoration company PuroServ is considering ...
- statistics - the property restoration company is considering switching to new ...
- statistic - . A company is considering installing new machines to assemble its ...
- statistics - A company is considering installing new machines to assemble its ...
- statistic - A company is considering installing new machines to assemble its ...
- math - The CEO of a transportation company wants to use a large amount of cash ...

More Related Questions