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A quiz consists of X questions, each of which is to be answered either “Yes” or “No.” One who answers all X questions correctly is a winner. What is the least value of X for which the
probability is less than 1/500 , that a participant who randomly guesses the answer to each question will be a winner?

(A) 8
(B) 9
(C) 10
(D) 200
(E) 500

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A quiz consists of X questions, each of which is to be answered either “Yes” or “No.” One who answers all X questions correctly is a winner. What is the least value of X for which the
probability is less than 1/500 , that a participant who randomly guesses the answer to each question will be a winner?

(A) 8
(B) 9
(C) 10
(D) 200
(E) 500


Probability of answering one question right is 1/2, so answering all x correctly is 1/2*1/2*1/2...x times=1/2^x
Thus \(\frac{1}{2^x}<\frac{1}{500}............2^x>500\)
2^9 is 512>500 and 2^8 is 256<500
Thus least value of x is 9

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