# probability

• Oct 13th 2008, 01:20 PM
calculator101
probability
i am having problems with those 2 kestions...

1. in order to verify the accuracy of their financial accounts, companies use auditors on a regular basis to verify accouting entries. the company's employees make erroneous entries 5% of the time. Suppose that an auditor checks three entries.
Find the probability distribution for Y, the number of errors detected by the auditor.

2. A heavy-equipment salesperson can contact either one or two customers per day with probability 1/3 and 2/3 respectively. each contact will result in either no sale or a sale of 50 000\$, with probability 0.9 and 0.1 respectively. give the probability distribution for daily sales. find the mean and the standard deviation of the daily sales.

• Oct 13th 2008, 05:57 PM
mr fantastic
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Originally Posted by calculator101
i am having problems with those 2 kestions...

1. in order to verify the accuracy of their financial accounts, companies use auditors on a regular basis to verify accouting entries. the company's employees make erroneous entries 5% of the time. Suppose that an auditor checks three entries.
Find the probability distribution for Y, the number of errors detected by the auditor.

Mr F says: See post #3 here: http://www.mathhelpforum.com/math-he...variables.html

2. A heavy-equipment salesperson can contact either one or two customers per day with probability 1/3 and 2/3 respectively. each contact will result in either no sale or a sale of 50 000\$, with probability 0.9 and 0.1 respectively. give the probability distribution for daily sales. find the mean and the standard deviation of the daily sales.