A flashlight needs two batteries to be operational. You start with four batteries numbered 1 to 4. Whenever a battery fails it is replaced by the lowestnumbered working battery. Suppose that battery life is exponential with mean 100 hours. Let T be the time at which there is one working battery left and N be the number of the one battery that is still good. (a) Find ET. (b) Find the distribution of N. (c) Solve (a) and (b) for a general number of batteries.

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