# sample distrbutions

• Feb 20th 2008, 01:33 PM
xfyz
sample distrbutions
The assembly line that produces components of a missile system has historically resulted in 2% defective rate. A random sample of 800 components is drawn. What is the probability that the defective rate is greater than 4%?

can someone help me with this? thank you
• Feb 20th 2008, 02:13 PM
CaptainBlack
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Originally Posted by xfyz
The assembly line that produces components of a missile system has historically resulted in 2% defective rate. A random sample of 800 components is drawn. What is the probability that the defective rate is greater than 4%?

can someone help me with this? thank you

The actual number of defectives in the batch has a binomial distribution \$\displaystyle B(0.02,800)\$, and you are asked for \$\displaystyle p(n>32)\$ where \$\displaystyle n\$ is the number of defectives in the batch.

Now how we proceed depends on what you were doing when this question was set. I guess you are supposed to used the Poisson approximation to the binomial for this.

RonL