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A binomial probability 2003-04-30
From Erica:
In a biathlon, athletes shot at 20 targets. A particular athlete had a probability of 0.18 of missing a target. Assuming a binomial distribution, what is the probability, to the nearest thousandth, that the athlete hit exactly 16 targets?
Answered by Andrei Volodin.
Binomial probabilities 2001-10-08
From Amna:
I had a few binomial probability questions which I can not use from the tables as instructed:
  1. If 60 % of television viewers are watching a certain program, what is the probability tha tmore than half of those selected in a random sample of five will be watching the specified program?

  2. If it is known according to Mendel's Law, that we can expect in teh long run to have 3 white, 1 brown rabbits in every 4 rabbits of a certain type, what is the probability that 2 in a litter of 3 will be white?

  3. On the average, 2% of the items sold in a department store are returned for refunds. what is the probability that of its next five items sold, at most two will be returned for refunds?

Answered by Leeanne Boehm.



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