Each time a component is tested, the trial is a success (S) or failure (F). Suppose the component is tested repeatedly until a success occurs on three consecutive trials. Let Y denote the number of trials necessary to achieve this. List all outcomes corresponding to the five smallest possible values of Y, and state which Y value is associated with each one.

Answer: Step1: Given, each time a component is tested, the trial is a success (S) or failure (F). Suppose the component is tested repeatedly until a success occurs on three consecutive trials. Let Y denote the number of trials until you have three success in a row. Y will take on the values 3,4,5,6,7,..... Let success = s Failure = f