I have another question that is hurting my head.
part a) sounds like some binomial question. But the chapter doesnt get to binomial probability yet so I dont think you're supposed to use it.
I'm thinking i have to use the complement rule; P(A) = 1-P(Acomplement)...but i dont know.
Mar 30th 2013, 09:17 AM
Re: Probability question
Would someone be so kind as to vet the solution I've come up with for part a?
Let even A = at least 4 fails before a success
P(A)=1-P(at least 1 success occurs in the first four trials) = 1-P(B)
P(B) = P(at least one success occurs in the 1st 4 trials) = 1-P(no successes in the first four trials) = 1-(0.95)^4 = 0.18549