
Binomial Distribution Problems


 1. State the probability of 0, 1, or 2 successes on 6 independent trials where the probability of success is .3.


 2. The probability of producing a perfect drill is .95. If 5 drills are chosen at random, what's the probability that:
 a. exactly 3 are perfect?
 b. exactly 4 are perfect?
 c. 3 or more are perfect?


 3a. Suppose 4 students each have about an 80% average in the course so far. Assume this means the probability of maintaining
or improving their average is .8. What's the probability that all 4 will maintain or improve their average?

 3b. Suppose 4 students each have about an 90% average in the course so far. Assume this means the probability of maintaining or
improving their average is .9. What's the probability that all 4 will maintain or improve their average?

 3c. Suppose 4 students each have about an 95% average in the course so far. Assume this means the probability of maintaining or
improving their average is .95. What's the probability that all 4 will maintain or improve their average?

 3d. Suppose 4 students each have about an 60% average in the course so far. Assume this means the probability of maintaining or
improving their average is .6. What's the probability that all 4 will maintain or improve their average?


 4. A unfairly weighted coin is flipped 9 times. If the probability of obtaining a tail when the coin is flipped is only .2, state the probability
of obtaining exactly 3 tails.


 5. What's the probability of getting fewer than 3 tails on 9 trials with p(tail)=.2?
 Using the table from problem 4.


 6. Given a binomial distribution where n=20, p=.4, state p(x=4).


 7. Suppose 14 students each have a .6 probability of passing statistics. What's the probability that 3 or more will pass?

