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It has been stated that about 41% of adult workers have a high school diploma but do not pursue any further education. If 20 adult workers are randomly selected,
Let X = the number of workers who have a high school diploma but do not pursue any further education.
X takes on the values 0, 1, 2, ..., 20 where n = 20, p = 0.41, and q = 1 – 0.41 = 0.59. X ~ B (20, 0.41)
Go into 2 ^{nd} DISTR. The syntax for the instructions are as follows:
To calculate (
x = value): binompdf(
n ,
p , number) if "number" is left out, the result is the binomial probability table.
To calculate
P (
x ≤ value): binomcdf(
n ,
p , number) if "number" is left out, the result is the cumulative binomial probability table.
For this problem: After you are in 2
^{nd} DISTR, arrow down to binomcdf. Press ENTER. Enter 20,0.41,12). The result is
P (
x ≤ 12) = 0.9738.
If you want to find P ( x = 12), use the pdf (binompdf). If you want to find P ( x >12), use 1 - binomcdf(20,0.41,12).
The probability that at most 12 workers have a high school diploma but do not pursue any further education is 0.9738.
The graph of X ~ B (20, 0.41) is as follows:
The y -axis contains the probability of X , where X = the number of workers who have only a high school diploma.
c. The number of adult workers that you expect to have a high school diploma but not pursue any further education is the mean, μ = np = (20)(0.41) = 8.2.
The formula for the variance is σ
^{2} =
npq . The standard deviation is
σ =
$\sqrt{npq}$ .
σ =
$\sqrt{\left(20\right)\left(0.41\right)\left(0.59\right)}$ = 2.20.
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