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if i had an 8 sided die  and I rolled it 13 times what would be the probability of ...

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melissa19682013 | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 9, 2013 at 12:28 AM via web

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if i had an 8 sided die  and I rolled it 13 times what would be the probability of  rolling exactly 5 prime numbers

 

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pramodpandey | College Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted April 9, 2013 at 5:02 AM (Answer #1)

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Eight sided die has sapmle space S={ 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8} E= Event getting prime of face of die ={2,3,5,7} P(E)= n(E)/n(S)= 4/8=1/2 P(not E) =1-(1/2)=1/2 Probabilty getting E exactly 5 times in rolling of 13 times. P( E,r=5)=C(13,5)(1/2)^5(1/2)^(13-5) (by binomial distribution) P(E)=C(13,5)(1/2)^13

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