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By the method of Bernoulli Trials we have that, the probability of successes in trials is given by:
where is the probability of success, and is the probability of failure.
In this question, since we planted seven plants. we want the probability of at least 5 will sprout, that is, 5 or more (meaning 5 OR 6 OR 7). which is
Note, is the same as and so on.
Now can you take it from here?
i did 27 already
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Do you know how to form composite functions? it is very important that you do! Here not so much, we don't have to deal with composites if we don't want to, but you should know it. if you have any doubts about what i am talking about, please say so!
we have and
Finally, to the nearest whole number
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will do, soon29: can you go over that? i dont get understand how you broke it down for badandy
all formulas i give you are ones you need to remember, all of them. also any formula topsquark gave you, remembe rthem as well. it seems rare for them to ask you to derive formulas on this exam, so any formula you see us use, its a formula you should know by heart31: that formula i need to just remember?
I will repost what i did for 29 and add comments to it, my comments will be in red. If you don't get something, please ask SPECIFIC questions.
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We proceed by Bernoulli Trials:
Recall, the probability of successes from trials, where the probability of success is and the probability of failure is is given by the following:
........This is just a formula you should memorize. Topsquark told you how to calculate C(n,r), i will show how to break down his formula
We want the probability of at least 5 successes from 7 trials ....i already explained what "at least" means
The at least means 5 successes or more, that means we want ......with probability, "or" means "add"
we are told that , that means ......do i have to explain this? the probability that a plant will sprout is 3/4, that is what we can a success. a failure is when a plant doesn't sprout, which is 1 - 3/4. why? the probability of all possible outcomes add up to 1. there are only two outcomes for the plant, it will sprout or it won't. so P(sprout) + P(does not sprout) = 1. therefore, P(does not sprout) = 1 - P(sprout)
So ......we simply plug the values into the formula. make sure you understand what n and k means. n is the total number of trials, k is the number of successes we are looking for
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I hope you know how to calculate
now to calculate C(n,r) we do the follwoing. You can plug it into your calculator as i directed you in a previous post, or you can use topsquark's formula.
C(n,k) = n!/(k!(n - k)!)
now ! means factorial, and it is defined as the product of all integers from 1 up to the number you want to find the factorial of.
example, 5! = 1*2*3*4*5 = 120
so C(n,k) = [n*(n - 1)*(n - 2)*...*1]/{k(k - 1)(k - 2)*...*1[(n - k)(n - k - 1)(n - k - 2)*...*1]}
now what (n - k)! in the deminator does, is knock off all the numbers that are k and below in the n! above. and then we cancel accordingly to find the answer. so for instance:
C(5,3) = 5!/(3!(5 - 3)!) = 5!/(3!2!) ..........this 2! cancels with the 2*1 contained in the 5! so,
C(5,3) = (5*4*3)/(3*2*1) = 5*2 = 10 since the 3's cancel, and 2 goes into 4 2 times.
it is also good to know that C(n,k) = C(n, n - k)
so C(5,3) = C(5,5-3) = C(5,2) = (5*4)/(1*2) = 10
so in general, if passing the test is your only concern, just memorize the formula and plug in the numbers. all you need to know is what the variables represent
lol sadly i cant just pass the test. i pretty much need an 85 or an above (mastery) to stay in my math advanced class. im okay in math its just that i dont like my teacher i have and the way she explains things
just from today on these forums i feel like i learned more here than in that class lol