One in five people in the United States own individual stocks. In a random sample of 12 people, what is the probability that the

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One in five people in the United States own individual stocks. In a random sample of 12 people, what is the

probability that the number owning individual stocks is at least four

A 0.795

B. 0.133

C. 0.927

D. 0.205

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    Answer:

    The correct option is D) 0.205.

    Step-by-step explanation:

    Consider the provided information.

    One in five people in the United States own individual stocks.

    That means p=\frac{1}{5}=0.2

    q=1-p=1-0.2=0.8

    We need to find the probability that the number owning individual stocks is at least four.

    Let x represents the number of people own stocks.

    P(x\geq 4)=1-P(x=0)-P(x=1)-P(x=2)-P(x=3)

    P(x\geq 4)=1-^{12}C_0(0.2)^0(0.8)^{12}-^{12}C_1(0.2)^1(0.8)^{11}-^{12}C_2(0.2)^2(0.8)^{10}-^{12}C_3(0.2)^3(0.8)^{9}

    P(x\geq4 )=1-0.8^{12}-12\cdot0.2\cdot0.8^{11}-\frac{12!}{10!2!}0.2^{2}\cdot0.8^{10}-\frac{12!}{9!3!}0.2^{3}\cdot0.8^{9}

    P(x\geq4 )=1-0.79456

    P(x\geq4 )=0.20543

    Hence, the correct option is D) 0.205.

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