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Posted by **Elie** on Friday, March 25, 2011 at 8:16am.

I have the correct answer, it's 0.0524, but I don't understand how to get this answer. Please help. (I would like to know how to do this by hand and also using a TI-84 calculator)

Thanks in advance.

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**Reiny**, Friday, March 25, 2011 at 8:40amProb(9 or less accidents involving teenagers)

= P(1 teenager involved) + P(2 teens involved) + ...+ P(9teens involved)

or

= 1 - P(no teen involved in 9 accidents)

Now when you say, "If the politician is correct" I will assume that we should use his/her data, and we would get.

Prob(teen involved) = .2

prob(no teen involved) = .8

P(as stated) = 1 - .8^9 = .86578

IF we use the actual data

P(teen involved) = 9/67 = .134328

P(no teen involved) = 58/67 = .865672 , (note they a add up to 1)

Prob(as stated) = 1 - (58/67)^9 = .72699

Somehow I think that I misunderstand the question

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