A student takes a 19-question, multiple choice exam with three choices for each question and guesses on each question. Find the probability of guessing exactly 8 out of 19 correctly.
I used 19C8 so n=19 x =8 p=.33 and q=.67 but I can't come up with any of the answers that are on my homework.
I am a beginning statistics/probability student. Showing your work would be helpful to me so I can learn how to do this stuff. Thanks for any help you are able to give, I appreciate it!
That seems to be the right method to me. I made that 0.133182...
How about you?
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With n = 8 and p = 1 / 3 and trials = 19.
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Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
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