# Math Help - binomial random variables :-/

1. ## binomial random variables :-/

A scalper is considering buying tickets for a particular game. The price of the tickets is $75, and the scalper will sell them at$150. However, if she can't sell them at \$150, she won't sell them at all. Given that the demand for tickets is a binomial random variable with parameters n = 10 and p = 1/2, how many tickets should she buy in order to maximize her expected profit?

2. Just walk your way through it.
Profit From Sale: 150 - 75 = 75
Profit From No Sale: 0 - 75 = -75

Pr(Not Selling It) = ½^10 = q
Pr(Selling It) = 1 - q = p
Expected Profit: p*(75) + q*(-75)