1. ## Teenage Pregnancy Probability

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A recent study on teenage pregnancy indicates that 5% of the female population will get pregnant sometime in their teenage years. Suppose 15 teenage women were randomly selected. Find the probability that 1 of these women will get pregnant during their teenage years.

2. Hello Allenge
Originally Posted by Allenge
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A recent study on teenage pregnancy indicates that 5% of the female population will get pregnant sometime in their teenage years. Suppose 15 teenage women were randomly selected. Find the probability that 1 of these women will get pregnant during their teenage years.
This is an example of a Binomial Distribution. The probability of 'success' (that a given teenage woman chosen at random would get pregnant in their teenage years), is denoted by $p$. The probability of 'failure' (that she would not), is denoted by $q = 1-p$. If the experiment (choosing and interviewing a teenage woman at random) is repeated $n$ times, then the probability of $r$ successes and $(n-r)$ failures is:

$\binom{n}{r}p^rq^{n-r}$

So you need to put $p = 0.05, q= 0.95, n = 15, r = 1$.

(I think the answer is 0.366 (3 d.p.)