Yes, the binomial contribution is fine.
Can you now solve the problem? ...
From the past studies it is know that 60% of the students at HIGH read the Age newspaper. There was a recent article in the Age on the rise in living costs in Melbourne. If the class size is 20,
A) what is the probability that none of the students read the article?
B) what is the probability that at least 75% of the students read the article?
Do I use the bionomial probability?
I am hopeless at math. Any hints or input would be muchly appreciated.
Its nice to know i am on the right track!
i was taught calculating binomial using the nCr calculator function today. Im just still unsure of what the terms p and n is...
the 60% really throws me off and gets me confused...
The best way to recognize if you're dealing with a binomial distribution (it has to be distribution not contribution, sorry for that) is to see if you've success or not, in this case you've success if they read the article and no success if they don't so it's a binomial distribution.
Use: p=0,6 and n=20
No. 20C0= 1 (nC0= 1 for all n), 0.6^0= 1 (any number to the 0 power is 1) and 0.4^20 is a very small number.
"At least 75%" means "at least 15". You will need to calculate the probability for 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20, and add.and still no clue for question b)
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