There exist 7 doors numbered in order from 1 to 7 (going from left to right). A mouse is initially placed at center door 4. The mouse can only move 1 door at a time to either adjacent door and does so, but is twice as likely to move to a lower numbered door than to a higher numbered door each time it moves 1 door. There are cats waiting at doors 1 and 7 that will eat the mouse immediately after the mouse moves to either of those 2 doors.
So for example, the mouse starts at door 4. He could then move to door 3, then to door 2, then back to 3, then back to 2, then to door 1 where he gets eaten. That counts as 5 moves total. Skipping doors is not allowed.
So there are 2 questions I have regarding this:
1) What is the expected average number of moves before the mouse gets eaten? (do not count the initial start at door 4 as a move but count any final move to doors 1 or 7 and any "intermediate" moves between those 2 states).
2) What is the probability that the mouse will survive for 100 or more moves?