Two firms V and W consider bidding on a road-building job, which may or may not be awarded depending on the amounts of the bids. Firm V submits a bid and the probability is 3/4 that it will get the job provided firm W does not bid. The probability is 3/4 that W will bid and if it does, the probability that V will get the job is only 1/3.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

1. What is the probability that V will get the job?

2. If V gets the job, what is the probability that W did not bid?

I spoke to my professor on how I should do this question and all she would tell me was that when we're given a lot of information in the question, apply Bayes' Theorem but I'm really not sure how to do that. I've never taken any courses in probability or stats before so any suggestions or ideas on how I could start off the question would be greatly appreciated. Thanks =)

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