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A computer salesman sells a computer to 16 of his customers. If he

has 8 customers in a day, what is the probability he sells at least 3

computers?

Anyone have any idea how to do this? +k for any help

has 8 customers in a day, what is the probability he sells at least 3

computers?

Anyone have any idea how to do this? +k for any help

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i am pretty sure that there is something missing or worded wrong/ambigously

in all seriousness, i read that 3 times, 1st time i thought what the fuck is he on about, read it again and thought, this fuckbag has to be kidding, read it once more and decided calling you a fuckbag wasnt good enough - sick-as-aids

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is that the whole question?

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this, OP your missing information

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i assume he sells a computer once every 16 customers

so its (via excel) a binomial thingy with p = 1/16, x=3 and tries is 8.

0,00990112 or pretty much 1%.

so its (via excel) a binomial thingy with p = 1/16, x=3 and tries is 8.

0,00990112 or pretty much 1%.

in all seriousness, i read that 3 times, 1st time i thought what the fuck is he on about, read it again and thought, this fuckbag has to be kidding, read it once more and decided calling you a fuckbag wasnt good enough - sick-as-aids

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the post above mine is probably what you're looking for, the question as it is is unanswerable in it's current state.

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16% not 16 customers sorry about that

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at least means NOT 0,1,2

the cumulative probability of 2 is 0,8774

1 minus that is the probability you want.

the cumulative probability of 2 is 0,8774

1 minus that is the probability you want.

in all seriousness, i read that 3 times, 1st time i thought what the fuck is he on about, read it again and thought, this fuckbag has to be kidding, read it once more and decided calling you a fuckbag wasnt good enough - sick-as-aids

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multiply 8 by. 16 then divide by 3

they think they're being all cute and shit when they're jerking you meanwhile im thinking "DAMN THAT KINDA HURTS, YOURE DOING IT ALL WRONG. IM NEVER GONNA GET OFF IF THIS CONTINUES..."-Anathema

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serious? so the probability of him selling at least one would be 128% or wat?

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it's probable, more than possible for sure

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In Australia, you dont have to do math in yr 11 and 12. I took full advantage of this. While everyone was in Maths, i was in the McDonalds drive thru line. So i can't help you. But i agree with everyone else. there is information missing. It's stupid.

All the maths you need to know is:

An average lap of the park is 11 minutes.

The lift line is an average of 3 minutes.

The lift takes 6 minutes.

You have 3 hours of skiing, without breaks.

On average, how many park laps can you do?

All the maths you need to know is:

An average lap of the park is 11 minutes.

The lift line is an average of 3 minutes.

The lift takes 6 minutes.

You have 3 hours of skiing, without breaks.

On average, how many park laps can you do?

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16% of 8 is 1.28. divide 1.28 by 3 and you get 0.426666

they think they're being all cute and shit when they're jerking you meanwhile im thinking "DAMN THAT KINDA HURTS, YOURE DOING IT ALL WRONG. IM NEVER GONNA GET OFF IF THIS CONTINUES..."-Anathema

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"You can tell this girl can handle a dick properly. I'd let her touch my penis, unless she is under 18 in that case I wouldn't let her touch my penis. I'd say "no, that's illegal."- HotAssBeatClap

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Probability you sell 0 computer with 8 clients are:

[0,84 x 0,84 x ... repeat 8 times] x 1 possible combinaisons = 1x(0,84)^8 = 0,2479 (24,79%)

Probability you sell 1 computer with 8 clients are:

[0,16 x 0,84 x ... repeat 7 times]x 8 possible combinaisons = 8x0,16x(0,84)^7 = 0,3777 (37,77%)

Probability you sell 2 computer with 8 clients are:

[(0,16)^2 x (0,84)^6] x 28 possible combinaisons = 0.2518 (25,18%)

Probability you sell more then 3 are:

1-(0,2479+0,3777+0,2518) = 0,1226 (12,26%)

**More details:

Possibles combinaisons of selling 0 computer are like (1=computer sold, 0= computer not sold for 1st to last client):

(00000000) (1 possibility)

For 1 computer:

(10000000), (01000000), (00100000), ... (8 possibilities)

For 2 computers (you can do a tree diagram to see it's 7+6+5+4+3+2+1=28 possibilities):

(11000000), (10100000), (10010000), ...

(01100000), (01010000), (01001000), ... (00000011)

So there are 28 ways of selling 2 computers to 8 clients and probabilities it happen are all (0,16^2)x(0,84^6).

There's 28 ways (combinaisons) to compute:

0,16 x 0,16 x 0,84 x 0,84 x 0,84 x 0,84 x...

0,16 x 0,84 x 0,16 x 0,84 x 0,84 x 0,84 x...

0,16 x 0,84 x 0,84 x 0,16 x 0,84 x 0,84 x...

0,84 x 0,84 x 0,84 x 0,16 x 0,16 x 0,84 x...

Those are the 28 ways of selling 2 computers in a day.

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Math is hard.

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Utterly pointless...

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This can be done with the binomial distribution since there are a fixed number of trials, there are two outcomes, the trials are independent and the probability of success is constant from trial to trial.

remember that the first term in that summation is "n choose x" on my calc the button is labeled "nCr". Also I accidentally put 6 choose x on the second line, but calculated it correctly with 8 choose x below, so that should be the correct answer.

Let me know if you are still confused.

remember that the first term in that summation is "n choose x" on my calc the button is labeled "nCr". Also I accidentally put 6 choose x on the second line, but calculated it correctly with 8 choose x below, so that should be the correct answer.

Let me know if you are still confused.

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couple of people have already posted the answer, but yeah, it's 12.26%.

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wrong.

they think they're being all cute and shit when they're jerking you meanwhile im thinking "DAMN THAT KINDA HURTS, YOURE DOING IT ALL WRONG. IM NEVER GONNA GET OFF IF THIS CONTINUES..."-Anathema

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"You can tell this girl can handle a dick properly. I'd let her touch my penis, unless she is under 18 in that case I wouldn't let her touch my penis. I'd say "no, that's illegal."- HotAssBeatClap

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one thing is for certain it aint 42.67%. that's way too high to make any logical sense

plug the values in here and check the last output

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This. I learned how to do this in Business statistic's, just lolling at everyone else who thinks it's not the whole question.

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that is wrong for two reasons. number one because he later stated that the probability is 0.16 not 1/16. The other reason is because he only calculated the binomial probability for X=3 not the cumulative probability for X>2

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this was the correct answer.

thanks for the help guys, 10/10 for everyone who helped get it right.

thanks for the help guys, 10/10 for everyone who helped get it right.

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stats was the weirdest math i ever took. it was so simple yet gave so many people headaches. alas that knowledge left me immediately after 244

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didnt look at the numbers but he is definitely right that its a binomial distribution...so thats enough for me to say hes right seeing as hes obviously taken a prob course before.

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