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For one toss of a certain coin,the probability that the outcome is heads is 0.6.If this coin is tossed 5 times,which of the following is the probability that the outcome will be heads at least 4 times?

A. (0.6)^5
B. 2(0.6)^4
C. 3(0.6)^4*(0.4)
D. 4(0.6)^4*(0.4)+(0.6)^5
E. 5(0.6)^4*(0.4)+(0.6)^5

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29 Sep 2009, 09:32

formula used - ncr(p^r)(q^(n-r))

so p=5c4(0.6^4)(0.4) + 5c5(0.6^5) which is last ans option
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29 Sep 2009, 09:33
E. 5(0.6)^4*(0.4)+(0.6)^5
Re: probability   [#permalink] 29 Sep 2009, 09:33
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