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    Suppose you are applying to graduate schools. Your chances to be admitted to each school are 30% and are the same for any school. To how many different schools you need to apply if you want chances to be admitted to at least one school to be above 90%?

    I think that it relates with confidence intervals, but I'm not sure how it is possible to calculate n, the number of graduate schools. I'd appreciate your help if you'd provide me with a formula that is appropriate for this kind of question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesilver View Post
    Question:
    Suppose you are applying to graduate schools. Your chances to be admitted to each school are 30% and are the same for any school. To how many different schools you need to apply if you want chances to be admitted to at least one school to be above 90%?

    I think that it relates with confidence intervals, but I'm not sure how it is possible to calculate n, the number of graduate schools. I'd appreciate your help if you'd provide me with a formula that is appropriate for this kind of question.
    Generally, it is considered bad form to post the same quesiton in multiple locations. The practice wastes the time of volunteers.

    Ask a different question: What is the probability that NONE of the schools will accept?
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