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n questions can either be true or false. If you answer all n correct

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n questions can either be true or false. If you answer all n correct you win. What is the least value of n for which the probability is less than 1/1000 for you to win by guessing randomly?

A. 5
B. 10
C. 50
D. 100
E. 1000

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n questions can either be true or false. If you answer all n correct you win. What is the least value of n for which the probability is less than 1/1000 for you to win by guessing randomly?
5
10
50
100
1000

1 question; probability of winning = 1/2
2 question; probability of winning = (1/2)^2
3 question; probability of winning = (1/2)^3
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n question; probability of winning = (1/2)^n

$$(\frac{1}{2})^n<\frac{1}{1000}$$

Or find n for which;
$$2^n>1000$$
$$2^{10}=1024>1000$$

n=10

Ans: "B"
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