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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...
December 18, 2008 by joe

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?
March 24, 2010 by Sandy

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(...
March 12, 2013 by slomomo

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...
July 8, 2011 by Cassie

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 ...
February 17, 2011 by Dave

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 ...
March 4, 2012 by Student

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 ...
April 29, 2013 by Ashley

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...
November 19, 2011 by Tanya

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 ...
January 5, 2013 by John

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
March 4, 2012 by Student

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??
March 4, 2012 by Student

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?
November 15, 2011 by sia

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?
November 19, 2011 by Tanya

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?
November 19, 2011 by Tanya

Statistics
Over time, a student analyzes her ability to guess correctly after narrowing down multiple choice answers in a 5-selection question (a thru 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 still...
November 19, 2012 by PetarI

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...
December 2, 2008 by gaby

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 ...
April 17, 2014 by Sally

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 ...
September 22, 2007 by --

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)
February 2, 2013 by Samantha

statistics
50 question multiple choices with A, B, C, D Probability of an unsual score? Probability of between 20 and 30 correct inclusive?
November 10, 2007 by Anonymous

probability
What is the probability of getting 80% or more of the questions correct on a 10-question true-false exam merely by guessing?
March 6, 2013 by noman

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 ...
March 24, 2011 by Norilyn

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 ...
May 3, 2012 by sc

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 ...
February 19, 2011 by Eric

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...
June 6, 2013 by Nora 57

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 ...
March 6, 2013 by noman

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?
November 9, 2011 by HM

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 ...
March 28, 2013 by Rajan

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 ...
July 23, 2010 by AJC

probability in math
can anyone help me with a probability question?
October 6, 2008 by puzzled

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 ...
September 12, 2012 by mutinda

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 ...
September 12, 2012 by erick

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 ...
September 22, 2007 by --

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 ...
March 6, 2011 by Jacob

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?
June 18, 2011 by Michelle

probability question
if the odds agaisnt you winning are 1 to 7,what would the probability that you would win?
April 8, 2012 by jazz hands

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.
May 7, 2013 by Liz

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 ...
May 23, 2012 by Ben

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 ...
March 11, 2009 by Zanie

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!
June 7, 2011 by Vince

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?
August 14, 2013 by Lisa Matthews

Pre-Algebra
Hi, Well, I have a test tomorrow and I was hoping thats 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?
May 23, 2008 by Lily

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.
May 8, 2013 by so confused!

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...
April 6, 2007 by Trudy

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 ...
December 7, 2013 by Emma

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...
March 6, 2007 by J

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 dont knowm sorry the same question was answered by Economist at 4:59
March 29, 2007 by Lauren

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 ...
March 31, 2012 by jeanette

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...
August 16, 2011 by Michelle

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 ...
April 21, 2011 by Tracy

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...
January 17, 2012 by Cecile

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?
November 28, 2012 by Jerald

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?
March 7, 2011 by James

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. ...
May 21, 2007 by Amaris

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 ...
December 12, 2011 by Mandee

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......
April 5, 2012 by Amanda

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...
February 7, 2008 by Joanne

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 ...
July 5, 2007 by holly

math-probability
The Probability that Jodi makes a basket when playing basketball is .50, Jamalís probability is .80 and Patís is .75. What is the probability that all three make a basket?
November 30, 2009 by GG

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 ...
March 25, 2010 by Sandy

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<------
June 3, 2014 by Anonymous

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
April 16, 2012 by Antonio

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 ...
May 10, 2008 by Danny

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 ...
May 11, 2008 by Danny

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...
March 11, 2008 by Mete

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 ...
October 16, 2008 by JMN

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.
April 7, 2014 by Temmick

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 ...
February 26, 2007 by Frederick

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
July 22, 2012 by jimmy

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...
March 28, 2014 by Rainshine

Maths
A true/ false test is given. If a person guesses the answers, the probability that any particular question is correctly answered is 0.5. If the test contains 14 questions and 7 correct answers is a pass, what is the probability of passing the test by simply guessing?
February 13, 2014 by Lucy

statistics
The number of accidents per week at a hazardous intersection varies with mean 2.2 and standard deviation 1.4. a. What is the distribution of Xbar, the mean number of accidents in one year, (52 weeks)? {Note you do not have to use R for this question, write down the ...
November 14, 2010 by cb

Stats
Richard has just been given a 4-question multiple-choice quiz in his history class. Each question has five answers, of which only one is correct. Since Richard has not attended class recently, he doesn't know any of the answers. Assuming that Richard guesses on all four ...
October 3, 2012 by Collie

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.
September 26, 2010 by Lori

Probability
Could you please explain how to do this question. Suppose that a certain candidate is running in a city election. A recent poll of 500 randomly chosen voters concludes that 60% of the voters prefer this candidate. Determine the probability that the candidate will get less than...
March 28, 2010 by Sandy

Math - Statistics
I roll 12 4-sided dice. What is the probability that I roll at least one 2? What is the probability that I roll exactly three 2s? So i take it, on any give roll, the probability of rolling a 2 is .25 (25%); the probability of rolling something else must be .75 The probability ...
March 29, 2007 by Lauren

stats
Use normal approximation(Z-score for p-hat) to find the probability that student scores 80% or lower on a 100 question quiz. A)If the test contains 250 questions, what is the probability that student will score 80% or lower
July 14, 2011 by Ryan

math
Flag question Question text A fair coin is tossed 6 times. What is the probability to the nearest hundredth of obtaining at least one head? Select one: a. .08 b. .98 c. .50 d. .02
February 11, 2013 by Tina

Probability Math
Event A has probability of 0.2 and event B has probability of 0.3. If they are independent, what is the probability that both of them happen? I can't remember how to do this one.
September 29, 2013 by Alex

statistic
Quiz has 6 questions. Each question has five possible answers, only one of each 5 answers is correct. If student randomly guesses on all six questions, what is the probability to answer 2 questions right? Tip: first, you have to define parameters of Binomial distribution: n - ...
December 4, 2010 by tanya

Math-Probability
Data collected on volcanic eruptions give a mean time between eruptions of 29 months. Assume these eruptions occur as a Poisson process in time, find the: (a) Expected number of eruptions during the five-year period beginning from the time you have read this question. (b) ...
January 22, 2012 by sand

Statistics-Probability
Data collected on volcanic eruptions give a mean time between eruptions of 29 months. Assume these eruptions occur as a Poisson process in time, find the: (a) Expected number of eruptions during the five-year period beginning from the time you have read this question. (b) ...
January 22, 2012 by sand

Statistics-Probability
Data collected on volcanic eruptions give a mean time between eruptions of 29 months. Assume these eruptions occur as a Poisson process in time, find the: (a) Expected number of eruptions during the five-year period beginning from the time you have read this question. (b) ...
January 24, 2012 by sand

Math
10. A coin is loaded so that the probability of heads is 0.55 and the probability of tails is 0.45, Suppose the coin is tossed twice and the results of tosses are independent. a.What is the probability of obtaining exactly two heads? b.What is the probability of obtaining no ...
March 2, 2014 by Renee

Data Management
In a multiple choice test that contains ten questions with each question having five possible answers, what is the probability that Colin will pass the test if he merely guesses at each question?
May 22, 2014 by Scott

6th grade math
We are learning probability and can you please check my answer. Question: Enrique has 3 dimes, 2 quarters, and 5 nickels in his pocket. He takes one coin from his pocket at random. What is the probability that the coin is either a dime or a nickel? My answer is 8:10 which ...
March 22, 2009 by Kathy

statistics please help deadline 12am
find the normal approximation for the binomial probability that x=5,where n=12, and p=0.7compare probability to table b of normal distributions of table 2. The only thing that i know so far is that p(x=5) is equivalent to 0.29. how would i complete this question? please ...
October 28, 2010 by vedry frustrated please help and show work

Math
Hello! I am here because I have a question. In math we are starting a new unit: Probability. One of the questions on my homework are "A number cube with the numbers 1 through 6 is rolled. Find the probability of rolling a complement of 4." I have no idea what a complement is. ...
March 11, 2013 by Curious

probability question - help!
Two people agree to meet at a coffee shop. They each independently pick a random moment in time between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. and show up exactly at their selected time. But they are very impatient, and only stay for 10 minutes after when they arrive. What is the probability that ...
November 20, 2012 by mathfailure

Statistics
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 ...
December 8, 2013 by Emma

PreCalculus
How do you find the probability of three events happening at the same time? Please walk me through the steps. If you are in ship and get hit by lightning the probability is 1/100000. And the probability of falling down into the ocean and getting eaten by a shark is 100/100000...
July 30, 2014 by Emma

math
you take a three-question multiple-choice test.each question has four choices.you dont know any of the answers. what is the experimental probability that you will guess exactly two out of three correctly please help me i am confused
April 21, 2010 by Katherine

math
you take a three-question multiple-choice test.each question has four choices.you dont know any of the answers. what is the experimental probability that you will guess exactly two out of three correctly please help me i am confused
April 21, 2010 by Katherine

Probability
I have this question that's bugging me and will be grateful if someone can show me the caliculations also so that I can do others on my own bat. "David Brain, CEO of ACME STAINELSS STEEL INC, has appointed you as an environmental consultant to assess the possibility of a ...
October 30, 2006 by Daniel

statistics
Suppose that each unit of a system is up with probability 2/3 and down with probability 1/3. Different units are independent. For each one of the systems shown below, calculate the probability that the whole system is up (that is, that there exists a path from the left end to ...
February 17, 2014 by sam

math
In a game, a player tosses a coin 4 times. If the player gets 3 or 4 heads, he/she wins. What is the theoretical probability of winning this game? I just need to know the outcomes. I don't know how to get them. Please and Thank you. Coin 1: 50% Heads Coin 2: 50% Heads Coin 3: ...
May 30, 2007 by Angela

math-Probability
In a certain manufacturing process the probability of a type I defect is 0.21, the probability of a type II defect is 0.31, and the probability of having both types of defects is 0.01. Find the probability of having neither type of defect.
March 16, 2012 by Emma

statistics
For any married couple who are members of a squash club, the probability that the husband has a degree is 2/4 and the probability that the wife has a degree is 1/4. The probability that the husband has a degree given that his wife has a degree is 3/9. A married couple is ...
December 3, 2011 by Nabiha

12th grade
one type of probability used everyday is: a)experienced probability b)scientific probability c)frequency of occurence d)none of the above
December 15, 2010 by david

Math
Luis has a coin that is weighted so that the probability that Heads appears when it is tossed is 0.55. Suppose that the coin is tossed 3 times. What is the probability that all 3 tosses are Heads? please help ,e to solve this question . i dont'know if i +am right .55/2+.55/2+....
February 17, 2012 by sajid

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