Probability - Random Variables

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Homework Statement



1. A test consists of 10 true-false questions.
(a) In how many ways can it be completed? (HINT: The task of completing the test consists
of 10 stages. Use the Product Rule.)

(b) A student answers the questions by
flipping a coin. Let X denote the number of correctly
answered questions.
(i) The distribution of X is:

binomial
hypergeometric
negative binomial
Poisson

(ii) Find the probability he/she will answer correctly at most 5 of the questions.





Homework Equations

/ Attempt at a solution

a) i believe this is just 210?

b.) i.) is this binomial??

ii.) [itex]\stackrel{n}{k}[/itex] * pk * (1-p)(n-k)

p = 1/2
k = 5
n = 10

[itex]\stackrel{n}{k}[/itex]
is n choose k
 

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a)correct
b)binomial
binomcdf(10,.5,5)

It's been awhile since I took statistics. There is a chance I'm wrong.
 
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a)correct
b)binomial
binomcdf(10,.5,5)

It's been awhile since I took statistics. There is a chance I'm wrong.
Your answers are correct.

RGV
 
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So these statements are correct?

p = 1/2
k = 5
n = 10

I apologize, I am not familiar with the 'binomcdf(10,.5,5)' format
 

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