(solution) 31. The board of directors of a small company consists of five people. Three of those are “strong…

(solution) 31. The board of directors of a small company consists of five people. Three of those are “strong…

The board of directors of a small company consists of five people. Three of those are “strong leaders.” If they buy an idea, the entire board will agree. The other “weak” mem- bers have no influence. Three salespeople are scheduled, one after the other, to make sales presentations to a board member of the salesperson’s choice. The salespeople are convincing but do not know who the “strong leaders” are. However, they will know who the previous salespeople spoke to. The first salesperson to find a strong leader will win the account. Do the three salespeople have the same chance of winning the account? If not, find their respective probabilities of winning.