During a winter season at one ski resort, there are two roads from Area A to Area B and two roads from Area B to Area C. Each of the four roads is blocked by snow with a probability p=.25 independently of the other roads.
What is the probability that there exists an open route from Area A to Area C
It was decided to add a new path connecting areas A and C directly. It is also blocked by snow with probability p=.25 independently of all the other paths. Now what is the probability that there is an open route from area A to area C.
The Attempt at a Solution
For the first part I assumed that at least one road had to be open from A to B so I got .4375 which is the same for at least one road from B to C. And then that both A to B and B to C had to be open so I got .191 which was wrong.
Any help would be appreciated