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April 18, 2014

Posted by **Taymor** on Thursday, April 9, 2009 at 11:41pm.

What is the probability of at least 6 correct answers?

I know this a Burnoulli Trial problem and that N=8 and p=.5 and q=.5

I just don't know where to go from there.

- College Finite Math -
**drwls**, Friday, April 10, 2009 at 12:19amAdd the probabilities of 6, 7 and 8 correct answers. The probability of getting all 8 right is (1/2)^8 = 1/256

The probability of getting 6 right is (1/2)^8*8!/[6!*2!] = 56/[256*2] = 28/256

The probability of getting 7 right is

(1/2)^8*8!/[7!*1!]= 8/256

The total probability is 37/256

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