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3. The attempt at a solution

First of all I'm trying to find the expected time of a cycle. In a cycle two things can happen:

1) the car lives long enough to reach A with probability 1-F(A)

2) the car fails to reach age A with probability F(A)

Knowing this how can you compute the liftime of a cycle? I thought of something like:

E(T) =A*(1-F(A)) + F(A) * ? (I don't know what to fill in the question mark)

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