Hello everyone, this is probably really easy. I'm revising for my Maths exam tomorrow on data handling and I have this question that I can't seem to get the hang of
"A cube is drawn at random and replaced 250 times, how many times would you expect a red cube to have been drawn?"
The probability for picking a red cube is apparently 0.35
I assumed it was roughly a quarter so I tried doing 250 / 3 and still not the answer I was looking for.
Can someone help me understand this?
thanks a lot.
Nov 14th 2010, 03:29 PM
The way in which you have posted the question makes it a bit vague.
It appears that this binomial.
The success is getting a red cube with a probability of 0.35 in 250 trials.
The expected value for a binomial RV is .
Warning: My reading of what you meant may be wildly off.
Nov 14th 2010, 03:35 PM
Yeah I know, it's how it's written on my practice sheet. I don't think it's that, it's just GCSE data handling probability.
Red - 0.35, Blue - 0.15, Green - 0.2, Black 0.3
A cube is drawn at random and replaced 250 times (picked up and put back)
How many times would you expect a red cube to have been drawn?
That's all it asks, I had trouble trying to work this out, I was told the answer was 88? but I want to understand how to work it out
Nov 14th 2010, 03:40 PM
Originally Posted by Caladbolg
I was told the answer was 88? but I want to understand how to work it out
Nov 14th 2010, 03:41 PM
oh I see, 0.35 x 250 gives you 87.5 and you round it up? or is 87.5 theee answer?