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The following PMP® exam sample question is taken from http://www.free-pm-exam-questions.com – The answer is at the very bottom:

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** Question:** You are managing a construction project. You have just been intimated that it is likely to rain heavily during the next week. This can delay your project by a week and you will miss a deadline. This risk will cost you a potential impact of $50,000 if it happens. The probability of the occurrence of this risk is 75%. What is the expected value for this risk?

A. 37500

B. -37500

C. 50000

D. -50000

Hint: Calculate the expected value by EMV formula. Also note that threats are treated as negative numbers.

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** Explanation**: EMV for a risk is calculated by multiplying the value of its impact by its probability of occurrence. This will result in 75% * -$50,000 = -$37,500.

The Correct Answer is D.

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