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This problem is meant to be solved using the normal distribution. It is claimed that a bag M&M's contains 24% blue candies. Assuming that this is true, find the probability that at least 27 blue M&M's are in a given package containing 100 total M&M's.
What I did:
n=100, p=.24, q=.76
On a "from the left" z-table I get .7580, so my probability is 1-.7580=.2420
The answer given in the textbook is .2776, or technically .2748 if one uses a binomial distribution. Where did I go wrong? Thanks for taking the time to read this.
Hey beebe.
Have you ever come across continuity correction?
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