If this belongs to basic stat. section, sorry... but I felt this was somewhat advanced...
In a system a byte (8 bits) is transmitted with a bit error probability of 0.1. If the system can correct at most one error made in each byte.
***What is the most probable number of errors(after correction) in a byte?
Okay, so this is a binomial distribution so n=8, k(or x)= 1 and p=0.1
To start I found what the probability of a byte being received correctly(after correction) and got P(A)=0.19. I used P(A)=1-P(k<= 1) which is B(x;8,0.1)
I used to binomial forumla just to make sure I didnt use the tables correctly.
I do not understand ***what is the most probable number of errors(after correction) in a byte? am i finding a value of x or k??