MATH SOLVE

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Q:
# Suppose candidate a for a town council seat receives 43% of the votes in an election. as voters leave the polls they are asked who they voted for. what is the probability that less than 40% of the 80 voters surveyed indicate they voted for candidate a? assume an infinite population.

Accepted Solution

A:

The probability that less than 40% of the 80 voters surveyed indicate they voted for candidate A is P(phat <0.4) = P((phat-p)/sqrt(p*(1-p)/n) <(0.4-0.43)/sqrt(0.43*(1-0.43)/80)) =P(Z<-0.542) =0.2939Β (from standard normal table)