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The probability that a visitor at the mall buys a pack of candy is 30%. If three visitors come to the mall today, what is the probability that exactly two will buy a pack of candy?

A# 0.343
B# 0.147
C# 0.189
D# 0.063
E# 0.027

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13 Dec 2008, 18:37
Shouldn't this be 0.3 * 0.3 * 0.7 = 0.063 i.e. D.
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13 Dec 2008, 19:41
topmbaseeker wrote:
Shouldn't this be 0.3 * 0.3 * 0.7 = 0.063 i.e. D.

you consider only one case.. there are 3 cases.

(A+B) buy candies + (B+C) buy candies + (C+A) buy candies
=
0.3*0.3*0.7 + 0.3*0.3*0.7 + 0.3*0.3*0.7
= 0.189
or
= 3C2*0.3*0.3*0.7 =0.189

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