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The J.O. Supplies Company buys calculators from a Korean supplier. The probability of a defective calculator is 10%. If 15 calculators are selected at random, what is the probability that 4 or more of the calculators will be defective

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    prob of defect = .1
    prob of NOT defect = .9

    4 or more defective means
    exclude cases of 0, 1, 2, or 3 defective

    prob of none defective = C(15,0) (.1^0)( .9^15) = .20589
    prob of one defective = C(15,1) (.1)^1 (.9)^14 =.34315
    prob of two defective = C(15,2) (.1^2)(.9^13) = .266896
    prob of three defective = C(15,3) (.1^3)(.9^12) = .128505

    So prob of 4 or more defective
    = 1 - sum of the above cases
    = .944444
    prob of three defective = C(15,3) (.1^12)(.9^3) =

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