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Imagine that the probability of answering this question correctly is only p = .4, and on tests in which it is used, only 8 people attempt it. On what proportion of such tests will fewer than 3 people answer the question correctly?

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    This is the same as 1 or 2 people answering correctly.

    The probability of both/all events occurring is determined by multiplying the probabilities of the individual events.

    For 1, .4(.6)^7 = ?

    For 2. (.4)^2(.6)^6 = ?

    Either-or probabilities are found by adding the individual probabilities.

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