Intro to Local Area Networks
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1. System A consists of a single ring with 100 stations, one per repeater. System B consists of four 25 stations rings linked by a bridge. If the probability of a link failure is , a repeater failure is , and a bridge failure is , derive an expression for parts (a) to (d).
a) Probability of failure of system A.
b) Probability of complete failure of system B.
c) Probability that a particular station will find the network unavailable, for systems A and B.
d) Probability that any two stations selected at random will be unable to communicate for systems A and B.
e) Compare values of parts (a) to (d) for .

a. failure of network