# probability question - help!

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**math probability**

this is a probability question... Suppose you are asked to choose a whole number between 1 and 13 inclusive. (a) what is the probability that it is odd?...7/13 (b) What is the probability that it is even?...6/13 (c) what is the probability that it is a multiple of 3?...4/13 (d...

**Probability**

A popular game show begins with the host reading a question to the contestants. One question involves putting four events (A, B, C and D) in chronological order. What is the probability that the contestant gets the question correct if he or she just guesses?

**College Mathematics**

This is a repost. I posted a question 2 days ago and the response was wrong. The question was on Probability. The question was One card is selected from a deck of playing cards. Determine the probability of selecting a jack OR a club. use this rule P(A or B) = P(A) + P(B) - P(...

**Statistics**

On a very short quiz, there is one multiple choice question with 5 possible choices (a, b, c, d, e) and one true or false question. Assume you are taking the quiz but do not have any idea what the correct answer is to either question. You mark an answer to each question anyway...

**math**

I do not know how to answer this question. Would someone please help me with each of the four question below? Thank you. Question 1. Write the sample space for the outcomes of tossing three coins using H for heads and T for tails. Question 2. What is the probability for each ...

**Probability**

Thank you for the explanation MathMate! Would the answer to this question be A? Darby guesses the answers to six questions on the math portion of her college entrance exam. Each question is a true or false question. What is the approximate probability that at least 4 of her ...

**Probability**

You have a 5-question multiple-choice test. Each question has four choices. You don’t know any of the answers. What is the experimental probability that you will guess exactly three out of five questions correctly?

**Algebra Probability PLEASE HELP**

You have a 5-question multiple-choice test. Each question has four choices. You don’t know any of the answers. What is the experimental probability that you will guess exactly three out of five questions correctly?

**Math**

A multiple choice quiz contains five question. Each question has four answer choices. Michael is not prepared for the quiz and decides to guess for each question. What is the probability that Michael will get at least one question correct? What is the probability that Micheal ...

**Math**

I need help with the second question: A student is taking a multiple choice exam. There are five possible answers for each question. What is the probability the student will answer the first question correctly? Answer is 1/5 What is the probability that the student will answer...

**Probability**

Mary took a 20 question multiple-choice exam where there are 4 choices for each question and only 1 of those choices is correct. Rather than reading the question, Mary simply puts a random choice of answer down for each question. Determine the probability that Mary gets ...

**Probability**

Darby guesses the answers to six questions on the math portion of her college entrance exam. Each question is a true or false question. What is the approximate probability that at least 4 of her answers are correct? A. 0.23 B. 0.34 C. 0.66 D. 0.78

**stats**

You took a 5-question multiple choice quiz with 4 choices for each question. If you guess at random on each question, what is the probability that you get at least one question correct?

**Probability**

Darby guesses the answers to six questions on the math portion of her college entrance exam. Each question is a true or false question. What is the approximate probability that at least 4 of her answers are correct? A. 0.23 B. 0.34 C. 0.66 D. 0.78 Explanation please??

**statistics**

A student is taking a multiple choice exam. There are five possible answers for each question. What is the probability the student will answer the first question correctly? What is the probability that the student will answer the first question incorrectly?

**Math**

A student is taking a multiple choice exam. There are five possible answers for each question. What is the probability the student will answer the first question correctly? What is the probability that the student will answer the first question incorrectly?

**Statistics Algebra 2**

A 10-question multiple choice test has 4 possible answers for each question. A student guesses on all ten answer. a)What is the probability that the student selects at least 6 correct answers? b)Is getting exactly 10 questions correct the same probability as getting exactly ...

**Statistics**

Over time, a student analyzes her ability to guess correctly after narrowing down multiple choice answers in a 5-selection question (a through e). She discovers that if she narrows her answers to 2 or 3 choices, her probability of getting the right answer is 0.8, but if she ...

**Statistics**

I have gotten the concept of probability but the following question has really stumped me. Help please. The probability that a tomato seed will germinate is 0.9. Estimate the probability that of 100 randomly selected seeds, at least 86, but no more than 91 of them will germinate.

**probability**

You guess on all of the answers on a 10 question quiz. If there are 4 possible answers for each question, what is the probability that you get 3 questions right? i've tried doing this problem multiple times and i'm just not understanding.. step by step would be very helpful.

**math**

can you help me find the probability to the question? A spinner like the one shown is ued in a game. Determine the probability of each outcome if the spinner is equally likely to land on each section. Express each probability as a fraction and as a percent. Spinner has #s 1-16...

**Math**

The GoodMentalHealth Insurance Company has determined the number of new clients a psychologist gets per month and their respective probabilities, as shown in the table below: Number of New Clients Probability 0 0.05 1 0.10 2 0.15 3 0.35 4 0.20 5 0.10 6 0.05 The probability of ...

**Math**

There is a 100 question multiple choice test each with 5 choices. You randomly guess each question. Set up the binomial probability formula to find the probability of getting exactly 80 correct out of 100. Check to see if you can use the normal approximation to binomial ...

**math,probability**

Hi, I don't understand a homework question, can anyone please help me? I'm bad at probability. what is the probability that when you pick two cards, you will select at least one king out of two in a deck of six standard cards? (assuming there are no jokers)

**math (probability)**

The probability that it will be rainy on Monday is 7/10. The probability that it will be windy on Monday is 6/10. These events are independent. What is the probability that it will be rainy or windy on Monday?: * a.21/50 b.29/50 c.22/25 d.3/25 Please respond to the question ...

**probabilities**

A multiple choice test has 16 questions. Each question has 4 possible answers with only one is correct. Assume that all questions are answered and the probability to answer any question correctly is 0.25. Let X be the number of questions answered correctly among 16. 1. What ...

**statistics**

50 question multiple choices with A, B, C, D Probability of an unsual score? Probability of between 20 and 30 correct inclusive?

**probability**

What is the probability of getting 80% or more of the questions correct on a 10-question true-false exam merely by guessing?

**Statistics**

It's a simple question I am just so confused with this discrete probability distribution. The question is: In the New Jersey Pick 3 game, you pay $.50 to select a sequence of three digits, such as 911. If you play this game once every day, find the probability of winning ...

**Statistics**

Sarah took a Statistics midterm which consisted of 13 multiple choice questions. Each question had 6 possible response options. Sarah answered 8 of the 13 questions correctly. Assume that Sarah had the same probability of getting each question correct. What is the most likely ...

**statistics**

The below table shows the probabilities generated by rolling one die 50 times and noting the up face. What is the probability of getting an odd up face? roll 1 Probability 0.22 roll2 probability 0.10 roll 3 probability 0.18 roll 4 probability 0.12 roll 5 probability 0.18 roll ...

**probability**

What is the probability of getting 80% or more of the questions correct on a 10-question true-false exam merely by guessing? probability - Damon, Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 2:53am Binomial distribution with p = .5 p(10 right) = c(10,10) .5^10 (.5)^0 =.5^10 = .000976 p( 9 ...

**Math check and question**

x is a binomial random variable. (Give your answers correct to three decimal places.) (a) Calculate the probability of x for: n = 1, x = 0, p = 0.15 P(x) = Correct: Your answer is correct. . (0.85) (b) Calculate the probability of x for: n = 3, x = 3, p = 0.15 P(x) = Incorrect...

**PROBABILITY MATH**

Find the probability of correctly answering the first 4 questions on a multiple choice test if random guesses are made and each question has 5 possible answers. Explain to me the answer?

**Math**

Hi! So this question kind of has two parts to it. If someone could help me with this, that would be great! Thanks! :) Juan lives in a large city and commutes to work daily by subway or taxi. He takes the subway 80% of the time because it costs less and he takes a taxi 20% of ...

**Statistics**

A 10 question test is all multiple choice. Each question has four choices. Determine the mean number of questions answered correctly as well as the standard deviation for the number of correct answers if someone were to guess on all ten questions. So far, I have that the ...

**math**

You randomly guess the answers to two questions on a multiple-choice test. Each question has three choices: A, B, and C. a. What is the probability that you guess the correct answers to both questions? b. Suppose you can eliminate one of the choices for each question. How does...

**Management**

The bulbs manufactured by a company gave a mean life of 3000 hours with standard deviation of 400 hours. If a bulb is selected at random, what is the probability it will have a mean life less than 2000 hours? Question: 1) Calculate the probability. 2) In what situation does ...

**Math**

Probability Question: A college student claims that she can identify 3 different types of cheese by taste. An experiment is set up to test her ability. She is blindfolded and given three pieces of cheeses, each representing a different brand. What is the probability that she ...

**Probability**

I need help with this math question. Probability. In a poll, respondents were asked whether they were planning to vote in the local election. 475 respondents indicated that they were planning to vote and 496 said that they were not. What is the probability that the next ...

**statistics**

10. A student is taking a multiple choice test where each question have 5 possible answers of which only one is right. If the student knows the answer the student answers correctly, otherwise there is a 20% probability of correct answer. Assume the student knows 70% of the ...

**statistics**

A student is taking a multiple choice test where each question have 5 possible answers of which only one is right. If the student knows the answer the student answers correctly, otherwise there is a 20% probability of correct answer. Assume the student knows 70% of the ...

**math - probability**

Pierre asks Sherry a question involving the theoretical probability of a compound event in which you flip a coin and draw a marble from a bag of marbles. The bag of marbles contains 3 white marbles, 8 green marbles, and 9 black marbles. Sherry's answer, which is correct, is 12...

**probability in math**

can anyone help me with a probability question?

**Math**

Find the probability of: a) Rolling a three OR a six with a single die Answer: P(3 U 6)= n(3U6)/n(S) = 3+6/6 = 9/6 reduced: 3/ b) Dealing an ACE OR a FACE CARD from a standard deck Answer: P(A U F)= 4/52 + 12/52 = 4/13 2. A 5-committee is to be chosen from 4 teachers and 4 ...

**Probability**

What is the probability of passing a 10-item multiple choice quiz, if there are 4 choices, A to D for every question, and if the passing mark is 8/10, assuming that you guessed the answers to all the questions?

**math**

The probability that it will be rainy on Monday is 7/10. The probability that it will be windy on Monday is 6/10. These events are independent. What is the probability that it will be rainy or windy on Monday?: * a.21/50 b.29/50 c.22/25 d.3/25 Please respond to the question ...

**Math**

Can somebody help me with the following probability question? There is none like it to refer to in my textbook and I am confused. Explain how you would determine the probability that a given household in your community is watching the 10:00m tv news on a Wednesday night?

**Statistics**

You have a ten question multiple choice test in your next class and you did not study at all. Each question has four choices and only one correct answer. You are going to guess on each question. What is the probability that you score at least a 20% on the test.

**probability question**

if the odds agaisnt you winning are 1 to 7,what would the probability that you would win?

**EASY MATH QUESTION**

What is the probability of rolling a 1, 2, 4, 5, or 6 on a six sided dice? MAKE SURE TO READ THE QUESTION CAREFULLY!

**Statistics**

A student is taking a true/false exam with 15 questions. If he guesses on each question, what is the probability he will get at least 13 question right?

**Probability**

Can someone help me answer this question, so I would know what to do for a question like this next time? Thank you! A box contains 10 red chips, 20 blue chips, and 30 green chips. If 5 chips are drawn from the box, find the probability of drawing a.) exactly 4 green b.) at ...

**Math**

How do you do this question? It has to do with dependent events. There are 2 green marbles, 3 blue marbles and 4 red marbles. Find the probability for the question below if you pick a marble, do not replace it, then pick a second marble. Probability of green, then red Please ...

**Math/Prob**

Claire takes a five-question true-false test. She hasn't studied, so she guesses at random. With her ESP she figures she has a 60% probability of getting any one answer wrong. A. What is the probability of getting an answer wrong? (Do you think they want me to ignore the ESP ...

**Anyone good with probability??**

Mark, Carrie, Max, and Jane are doing a probability experiment in math class. They flip a coin 200 times and record their results. Heads:120 Tails:80 Question 2 on their lab sheet asks for the theoretical probability of flipping heads. They come up with four different answers...

**I am having trouble with this homework question ,**

Here is the probability model for the blood type of a randomly chosen person in the United States. Blood type O A B AB Probability 0.53 0.21 0.03 0.23 What is the probability that a randomly chosen American does not have type O blood? % Round to the nearest 0.01%

**Pre-Algebra**

Hi, Well, I have a test tomorrow and I was hoping that's someone could maybe help me? I don't understand probability... Here's a question I don't understand: Find the probability of tossing three coins and getting only two tails. Can anyone help?

**Probability**

You roll two dice. What is the probability that the sum of the dice is even and one die shows a 4? A 6x6 table of dice outcomes will help you to answer this question. A. 1/6. B. 5/18. C. 2/3. D. 5/36.

**Probability**

Suppose that you visit Shire, and find that 28% of Hobbits believe in the existence of Elves, 16% believe in the existence of Ents, and 9% believe in the existence of both Elves and Ents. You come across a Hobbit: i) What is the probability that he will believe in Ents given ...

**statistics**

For a class actvitity, your group has been assigned the task of generating a quiz question that requires use of the formuala for conditional probability to compute P(B|A). Your group comes up with the following question: "If P(A and B) = 0.40 and P(A) = 0.20, what is the value...

**NSU, Finite Math**

Problem Solving:Using the Binomial Formula: P(x)=(nCx)pxqn-x A Dozen Eggs An egg distributor determines that the probability that any individual egg has a crack is .014. a)Write the binomial probability formula to determine the probability that exactly x of n eggs are cracked...

**Math - PLEASE**

I roll twelve 4-sided dice. What is the probability that I roll at least one 2? What is the probability that I roll exactly three 2s? i don't knowm sorry the same question was answered by Economist at 4:59

**Math**

My question is to get a better understanding of this. Basically, these two problems, I did it WITHOUT replacement. So I would multiply each defects and so forth. My question is, would I have to subtract the total from 1 in the second question? I am not exactly clear on when to...

**Algebra 2**

Okay so for the question I'm posting has a pic with it but idk how I can attach it so you guys can see it because I know you'll need it to help me out cause I've been stuck on this question for awhile so please any kind of help would be great(: Which statements explain that ...

**Algebra 2**

Okay so for the question I'm posting has a pic with it but idk how I can attach it so you guys can see it because I know you'll need it to help me out cause I've been stuck on this question for awhile so please any kind of help would be great(: Which statements explain that ...

**Statistics**

There's 5 multiple choice questions on a quiz. Four choices to each question. Find the probability that the student gets 3 or more questions right. p(x=3) (.25)^3= 0.015 p(x=4) (.25)^4=3.906 p(x=5) (.25)^5=9.765 Do you add them all together to get the overall probability?

**stats**

a student randomly guesses at five multiple-choice questions, each question has five possible choices (suppose the choice for each question is independent): a) Find the probability that the student gets exactly three correct. b) What is the probability that the student gets ...

**Statistics - Central Limit Theorem**

Actually I'm asking this question because I found my answer for the HW question somewhat weird, but I still can't determine where did I make mistakes. Given: A basketball player can score on a particular shot with p = 0.3. Let S be the number of successes out of 25 independent...

**statistics**

12. The probability that the Dow Jones stock index will close above 18000 at the end of the year is an example of (a) classical probability. (b) subjective probability. (c) independent probability. (d) priory probability. 13. The probability calculated based on observing a ...

**Math troubles**

There's 5 multiple choice questions on a quiz. Four choices to each question. Find the probability that the student gets 3 or more questions right. p(x=3) (.25)^3= 0.015 p(x=4) (.25)^4=3.906 p(x=5) (.25)^5=9.765 Do you add them all together to get the overall probability?

**Statistics**

Here's another tricky probability question. A soccer player scores an average of 3 goals per game: a) What is the probability that he or she will score 4 goals in a given game?

**BSu Probability**

In a multiple choice examination there are 20 question, each question has four alternative answer following it and a student must select one correct answer. Four marks are given for the correct answer and one mark is deducted for every wrong answer. A student must score at ...

**BSu Probability**

In a multiple choice examination there are 20 question, each question has four alternative answer following it and a student must select one correct answer. Four marks are given for the correct answer and one mark is deducted for every wrong answer. A student must score at ...

**math-i have another question**

Player A and B invented a new game. The probability for Player A to win a round is 1/3 and the probability that Player B will win a round is 2/3. To make the game fair, Player A will score 3 points when he/she winds a round and Player B will score 2 points when he/she wins. ...

**6th Grade Probability**

You roll a number cube twice. Find P (even, then not 2). Write the probability as a fraction in simplest form. I'm fully clueless to the answer to this question. Can someone please help me out? Thanks Very Much and need the answer A.S.A.P!

**Geometry probability**

Betty picks 4 random marbles from a bowl containing 3 white, 4 yellow, and 5 blue marbles. The probability that exactly 1 of the 4 marbles drawn is blue is _____ (I know that the probability is 5/12 and that simplifies to 0.4166 but that is not one of the answer choices) the ...

**Math**

i have my final tomorrow and this question was on my review? im having trouble with probability so... "your cat walks over the computer keyboard while you're away and hits three random letters. what is the probability that the word RAT appears" So on my calculator do i 26 nCr ...

**Math**

In an experiment, the probability of the event E is known to be .4. Also the probability of the event F is .8,and the probability of E∪F is 1. i) Compute the probability of these events: P(E∩F)= P(E-F)= ii) Suppose the experiment is run twice in succession. What is...

**Math**

A spinner has numbers 1-16 on it. Probability of 6? 1/16 Probability not 6 15/16 Probability even number 8/16 Probability multiple of 3 5/16? Probability not a multiple of 3 11/16?

**Math 30**

A popular game show begins with the host reading a question to the contestants. One question involves putting 4 events (A, B, C, and D) in chronological order. What is the probability that the contestant gets the question correct is he or she just guesses? Recently I asked ...

**probability**

There are 4 white socks and 4 black socks. You randomly divides socks into pairs. What is the probability that each pair consists of 2 socks of the same colour? Express answer as a fraction. I'm not really sure how to start this question.

**algebra I**

If you toss a coin, the probability of gettig heads is 1/2. If you toss a coin 2 times. the probability of getting heds each time is 1/2*1/2 or (1/2)^2. -Write an expression to represent the probability of tossing a coin 'n' times and getting 'n' heads. -Express your answer to...

**stats again**

ok I get it, so once I get the prob figred for one person, how do I figure it if additional attempts are made and the question is about the prob of at least one of the additional attempts say n = 6 getting the same results as the first Once you have the probability of passing ...

**Finite Math**

An urn contains sixteen red balls and seventeen white balls. A sample of three balls is selected at random and the number of red balls observed. Determine the probability distribution for this experiment: Number of Red Balls/Probability 0...Probability=? 1...Probability=? 2......

**math-urgent**

Sample space ={1,2,3,4,5} p(1)=0.1, p(2)=0.2 and p(3)=p(4)=0.05. Assume that A={1,3,5} and B={2,3,4}. Find p(5). Find p(A^c). I need help with this question. It is a probability question. please help.

**math 1 question!!!!!!**

Tasha is going on a picnic. The probability that it will be sunny is 2/3. The probability that someone will bring potato salad is 7/9. What is the probability that it will be sunny and that someone will bring potato salad? 1/9 4/27 14/27 6/7<------

**math-probability**

The Probability that Jodi makes a basket when playing basketball is .50, Jamal’s probability is .80 and Pat’s is .75. What is the probability that all three make a basket?

**statistics**

this is to mathmate...this is jimmy and you answered by questions on random sample and probability (better business bureau question)..i greatly appreciate your help but i do not understand part b and d answers..i am totally lost on this whole question

**bio statistics question!**

Does P(x) = x/5, where x can take values of 0, 1, 2, 3, describe a probability distribution? Would the answer be no because when x is 1, 2, or 3 the values become 0.2, 0.4, and 0.6. But in probability distribution the values have to be between 0 and 1?

**Statistical Methods**

Calculate the probability that 3 or fewer rainy days occur during the next 15 days. The probability any day is rainy is .2. For this question I tried using binomial distribution by setting x = 0, 1, 2, 3. p=.2 and n =15. After doing all of them, Do add the probabilities to get...

**Statistics**

Topic: Normal Probability Distribution Question: Assume that blood pressure readings are normally distributed with a mean if 116 and a standard deviation of 4.8. If the 36 people are randomly selected, How do I find the probability that their blood pressure will be less than 118?

**Math - Statistics**

A company claims that no more than 5% of a particular product has a defect. In a shipment of 15 units, what is the probability of receiving 3 or 4 defective units? This cannot be answered the way the question is worded. What you need to know is the probability that a given ...

**Math (Probability)**

My friend and I have been debating back and forth on the answer to this question. I say that it is 1/6, while she says that it is 1/60. So, the question is... If you are to roll a fair, six sided die ten times, what is the probability that you will roll a one for each roll? I ...

**Statistics**

Suppose you conduct a study and find that the probability of having a baby boy is 60%. Now suppose three of your relatives are going to have babies. a) Build a tree diagram showing all the conditional probabilities and joint probabilities associated with the sex of the three ...

**Statistics**

Suppose you conduct a study and find that the probability of having a baby boy is 60%. Now suppose three of your relatives are going to have babies. a) Build a tree diagram showing all the conditional probabilities and joint probabilities associated with the sex of the three ...

**statistics**

A student takes a 20-question, true/false exam and guessed on each question. Find the probability of passing if the lowest passing grade is 15 correct out of 20.

**math - probability**

put all the letters in a hat. What is the p(vowels)= 5/26 p(first half of alphabet -13)= 13/26=1/2 p (v and f) p (vc) p(v or c) not sure how to do the and question or the "or" question and not sure what v with a little c up to the right means

**Need 8 grade math help quick please!**

I don't understand this. I don't get exactly what I'm supposed to do with the P(parenthes) thingy or how each question differs from the next. Theoretical and Experimental Probability: A number cube with the numbers 1 through 6 is rolled. Find the given probability. 1. P(number...

**Math Probability**

If the probability that event A will happen is 1/4 and the probability of A not happening is 3/4, find the probability that event A happens 3 times out of 7 experiments