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    zachlynn
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    Question my teacher is awful, so i am so lost... :(

    ok heres the question...

    A small school club has 16 students with 12 males and 4 females. 2 representatives are needed to meet with the principal. The names of the 16 students are put in a hat, and 2 are needed to selected at random to represent the club. Let X be the number of males selected. Then X has???
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    Quote Originally Posted by zachlynn View Post
    ok heres the question...

    A small school club has 16 students with 12 males and 4 females. 2 representatives are needed to meet with the principal. The names of the 16 students are put in a hat, and 2 are needed to selected at random to represent the club. Let X be the number of males selected. Then X has???
    A hypergeomentric distribution k(X,16,12,2). See here.

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