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## Forty-five percent of households say they would feel secure if they hadâ€‹ $50,000 in savings. You randomly select 8 households and ask them

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Forty-five percent of households say they would feel secure if they hadâ€‹ $50,000 in savings. You randomly select 8 households and ask them if they would feel secure if they hadâ€‹ $50,000 in savings. Find the probability that the number that say they would feel secure isâ€‹ (a) exactlyâ€‹ five, (b) more thanâ€‹ five, andâ€‹ (c) at most five.

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Answer:

0.172 ; 0.0884 ; 0.9115

Step-by-step explanation:

Proportion or those who feel secure, p = 0.45

Sample size, n = 8

Using the binomial distribution formula :

P(x =x) = nCx * p^x * (1 – p)^(n – x)

A.) p(x = 5)

P(x =5) = 8C5 * 0.45^5 * 0.55^3

P(x = 5) = 56 * 0.0184528125 * 0.166375

P(x = 5) = 0.1719248540625

P(x = 5) = 0.172

B.) P(x > 5)

P(x > 5) = P(x = 6) + P(x = 7) + P(x = 8)

P(x > 5) = 0.0703 + 0.0164 + 0.0017

P(x > 5) = 0.0884

C.) P( ≤ 5) = P(x = 0) + P(x = 1) + P(x = 2) + P(x = 3) + P(x = 4) + P(x = 5)

Using the binomial probability calculator to obtain a direct solution :

P( ≤ 5) = 0.9115