Posted by Jana on .
An airline has a policy of booking as many as 17 persons on an airplane that can seat only 16. (Past studies have shown that only 89% of the booked passengers actually arrive for a flight.) Find the probability that if an airline books 17 persons, not enough seats will be available.
Please tell me how to work this out.

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bobpursley,
ok, then the question is what is the probability of all 17 wanting seats?
Pr(all)=.89^17
Pr not enough seats=Pr(all) 
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Jana,
Sorry, forgot the last line  Find the probability that not enough seats will be available.