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    Give an Upper Bound on the Probability of an Event

    Suppose that each line of code in a module of 10;000 lines has an error with
    probability 0:001, independently of the others.
    (a) What is the (exact) probability of 20 errors?
    (b) Give an upper bound on the probability of at least 20 errors.
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    Re: Give an Upper Bound on the Probability of an Event

    Hey mysticxhobo.

    Hint: If every lines error is independent of each other and every line has the exact same error probability, then the number of errors in n lines of code forms a Binomial distribution with parameters n and p.
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