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Math101_McF

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A company makes digital clocks. It is determined that 5% of all clocks produced are defective.

you go to the warehouse and randomly select 80 clocks.
1. How many of the 80 clocks do you expect to be defective?

2.What is the probability that exactly 6 of the clocks are defective?

3. What is the probability that at least one of the clocks (out of 80) is defective? use the complement.
 

Jameson

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Math101_McF

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Jameson

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Country Boy

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Jan 30, 2018
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The answer is almost given in the question:
"A company makes digital clocks. It is determined that 5% of all clocks produced are defective.

you go to the warehouse and randomly select 80 clocks.
1. How many of the 80 clocks do you expect to be defective?"
5% of 80 is (0.05)(80)= 4.

"2. What is the probability exactly 6 clocks are defective."
Each clock is either "defective" or "not defective" so this is a "binomial distribution". There are 80 clocks. The probability any given clock is broken is 0.05 and the probability it isn't is 0.95. The probability exactly 6 out of 80 are broken is $\begin{pmatrix}80 \\ 6\end{pmatrix}(0.05)^6(0.95)^{74}$.

"3. What is the probability that at least one of the clocks (out of 80) is defective? use the complement."
The opposite of "at least one" is "none". Calculate the probability that none of the 80 clocks is defective, $(0.95)^{80}$ and subtract that from 1.
 
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