Discussion about math, puzzles, games and fun. Useful symbols: ÷ × ½ √ ∞ ≠ ≤ ≥ ≈ ⇒ ± ∈ Δ θ ∴ ∑ ∫ π -¹ ² ³ °

You are not logged in.

- Topics: Active | Unanswered

Pages: **1**

**morik****Member**- Registered: 2005-11-23
- Posts: 16

A salesman works for 236 days of the year and makes 8 calls each working day.

Moreover on average he has a 20 percent chance of making a sale on each call.

1. What is the probability that he makes no sales at all on a given day?

2. On about how many days will he make no sales at all?

Help would be brilliant! I don't know where to even start on this problem.

Offline

**Toast****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-10-08
- Posts: 1,321

1. He has a 0.8 chance to not make a sale, and since he makes 8 calls each day, the chance is 0.8^8.

2. This is the answer to 1. multiplied by 236.

Offline

Pages: **1**