Got Homework?
Connect with other students for help. It's a free community.
Here's the question you clicked on:
 0 viewing
In 2004 there were 72 million voters registered as Democrats, 55 million American voters registered as Republicans, and 42 million registered Independents. What is the probability that 3 randomly selected, registered voters would be Independents?
 8 months ago
 8 months ago
In 2004 there were 72 million voters registered as Democrats, 55 million American voters registered as Republicans, and 42 million registered Independents. What is the probability that 3 randomly selected, registered voters would be Independents?
 8 months ago
 8 months ago

This Question is Closed

kropot72Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
The total number of voters is (72 + 55 + 42) million. The probability of a randomly selected voter being an independent is \[P(Independent)=\frac{42}{72+55+42}=you\ can\ calculate\] When you have posted the result of the above calculation we can move on to the final step in the solution.
 8 months ago

sihelpBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
0.15 0.077 0.015 0.036 but idk how when these are the ones i have to choose from its frustrating
 8 months ago

kropot72Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Correct! When selecting each of the voters the probability that they are an Independent is 0.24852071. The result of each selection is independent of the other results. Therefore the probability of all three being Independents is given by \[P(all\ 3\ Independents)=(0.248520710)^{3}=you\ can\ calculate\]
 8 months ago

sihelpBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so would i do 169 by what i got
 8 months ago

kropot72Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
You just need to calculate 0.24852071 * 0.24852071 * 0.24852071 = ?
 8 months ago

sihelpBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so it would be .015 right
 8 months ago

kropot72Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Good work! Your result is correct.
 8 months ago
See more questions >>>
Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.
spraguer
(Moderator)
5
→ View Detailed Profile
is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...
23
 Teamwork 19 Teammate
 Problem Solving 19 Hero
 Engagement 19 Mad Hatter
 You have blocked this person.
 ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...
Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.