Posted by Student on Sunday, August 24, 2008 at 11:00pm.
Need major help on this one. Sooo confused...
Binomial distribution to solve the problems. There is a 60 percent probability that a store will sell one of Red bags to any customer who comes into the shop and views the bags. Out of the next 7 people who come into the shop, what is the probability that 3 people will buy a bag? What is the probability that more than four people will buy the bag?

Statistics  drwls, Monday, August 25, 2008 at 11:07am
The probability of three purchases after seven customer visits is
P(3) = (0.6)^3*(0.4)^4*C(7,3)
where C(7,3) is the binomial coefficient
C(7,3) = 7!/(4!*3!) = 70
I get 0.387 for the answer.
For P(n>4), add P(5), P(6) and P(7)
For an explanation of how the probability relates to the binomial coefficient, see
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binomial_coefficient

Statistics  drwls, Monday, August 25, 2008 at 4:20pm
7!/(4!*3!) = 5*6*7/(1*2*3)= 210/6 = 35
You are right
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