Question: For a new type of tire a NASCAR team found

For a new type of tire, a NASCAR team found the average distance a set of tires would run during a race is 168 miles, with a standard deviation of 14 miles. Assume that tire mileage is independent and follows a Normal model.
a) If the team plans to change tires twice during a 500-mile race, what is the expected value and standard deviation of miles remaining after two changes?
b) What is the probability they won’t have to change tires a third time (and use a fourth set of tires) before the end of a 500-mile race?

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