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What is the percent chance that a player selects exactly 3 winning numbers?

C ( 20 , 3 ) C ( 60 , 17 ) C ( 80 , 20 ) 12.49 %

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What is the percent chance that a player selects exactly 4 winning numbers?

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What is the percent chance that a player selects all 5 winning numbers?

C ( 20 , 5 ) C ( 60 , 15 ) C ( 80 , 20 ) 23.33 %

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What is the percent chance of winning?

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How much less is a player’s chance of selecting 3 winning numbers than the chance of selecting either 4 or 5 winning numbers?

20.50 + 23.33 12.49 = 31.34 %

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Real-world applications

Use this data for the exercises that follow: In 2013, there were roughly 317 million citizens in the United States, and about 40 million were elderly (aged 65 and over). United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov

If you meet a U.S. citizen, what is the percent chance that the person is elderly? (Round to the nearest tenth of a percent.)

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If you meet five U.S. citizens, what is the percent chance that exactly one is elderly? (Round to the nearest tenth of a percent.)

C ( 40000000 , 1 ) C ( 277000000 , 4 ) C ( 317000000 , 5 ) = 36.78 %

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If you meet five U.S. citizens, what is the percent chance that three are elderly? (Round to the nearest tenth of a percent.)

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If you meet five U.S. citizens, what is the percent chance that four are elderly? (Round to the nearest thousandth of a percent.)

C ( 40000000 , 4 ) C ( 277000000 , 1 ) C ( 317000000 , 5 ) = 0.11 %

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It is predicted that by 2030, one in five U.S. citizens will be elderly. How much greater will the chances of meeting an elderly person be at that time? What policy changes do you foresee if these statistics hold true?

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Chapter review exercises

Sequences and Their Notation

Write the first four terms of the sequence defined by the recursive formula a 1 = 2 , a n = a n 1 + n .

2 , 4 , 7 , 11

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Evaluate 6 ! ( 5 3 ) ! 3 ! .

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Write the first four terms of the sequence defined by the explicit formula a n = 10 n + 3.

13 , 103 , 1003 , 10003

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Write the first four terms of the sequence defined by the explicit formula a n = n ! n ( n + 1 ) .

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Arithmetic Sequences

Is the sequence 4 7 , 47 21 , 82 21 , 39 7 , ... arithmetic? If so, find the common difference.

The sequence is arithmetic. The common difference is d = 5 3 .

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Is the sequence 2 , 4 , 8 , 16 , ... arithmetic? If so, find the common difference.

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An arithmetic sequence has the first term a 1 = 18 and common difference d = 8. What are the first five terms?

18 , 10 , 2 , 6 , 14

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An arithmetic sequence has terms a 3 = 11.7 and a 8 = 14.6. What is the first term?

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Write a recursive formula for the arithmetic sequence 20 , 10 , 0 , 10 ,…

a 1 = 20 ,   a n = a n 1 + 10

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Write a recursive formula for the arithmetic sequence 0 ,   1 2 ,   1 ,   3 2 , , and then find the 31 st term.

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Write an explicit formula for the arithmetic sequence 7 8 ,   29 24 ,   37 24 ,   15 8 ,

a n = 1 3 n + 13 24

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How many terms are in the finite arithmetic sequence 12 , 20 , 28 , , 172 ?

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Geometric Sequences

Find the common ratio for the geometric sequence 2.5 ,   5 ,   10 ,   20 ,

r = 2

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Is the sequence 4 ,   16 ,   28 ,   40 , geometric? If so find the common ratio. If not, explain why.

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A geometric sequence has terms a 7 = 16 , 384 and a 9 = 262 , 144  . What are the first five terms?

4 ,   16 ,   64 ,   256 ,   1024

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A geometric sequence has the first term a 1 = 3 and common ratio r = 1 2 . What is the 8 th term?

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Questions & Answers

For each year t, the population of a forest of trees is represented by the function A(t) = 117(1.029)t. In a neighboring forest, the population of the same type of tree is represented by the function B(t) = 86(1.025)t.
Shakeena Reply
by how many trees did forest "A" have a greater number?
Shakeena
32.243
Kenard
how solve standard form of polar
Rhudy Reply
what is a complex number used for?
Drew Reply
It's just like any other number. The important thing to know is that they exist and can be used in computations like any number.
Steve
I would like to add that they are used in AC signal analysis for one thing
Scott
Good call Scott. Also radar signals I believe.
Steve
Is there any rule we can use to get the nth term ?
Anwar Reply
how do you get the (1.4427)^t in the carp problem?
Gabrielle Reply
A hedge is contrusted to be in the shape of hyperbola near a fountain at the center of yard.the hedge will follow the asymptotes y=x and y=-x and closest distance near the distance to the centre fountain at 5 yards find the eqution of the hyperbola
ayesha Reply
A doctor prescribes 125 milligrams of a therapeutic drug that decays by about 30% each hour. To the nearest hour, what is the half-life of the drug?
Sandra Reply
Find the domain of the function in interval or inequality notation f(x)=4-9x+3x^2
prince Reply
hello
Jessica Reply
Outside temperatures over the course of a day can be modeled as a sinusoidal function. Suppose the high temperature of ?105°F??105°F? occurs at 5PM and the average temperature for the day is ?85°F.??85°F.? Find the temperature, to the nearest degree, at 9AM.
Karlee Reply
if you have the amplitude and the period and the phase shift ho would you know where to start and where to end?
Jean Reply
rotation by 80 of (x^2/9)-(y^2/16)=1
Garrett Reply
thanks the domain is good but a i would like to get some other examples of how to find the range of a function
bashiir Reply
what is the standard form if the focus is at (0,2) ?
Lorejean Reply
a²=4
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