B BlueSilver New Member Apr 18, 2017 #1 If a seed is planted, it has a 90% chance of growing into a healthy plant. If 12 seeds are planted, what is the probability that exactly 4 don't grow? Im seriously confused is it like u multiple the amount of the (0.90) and multiple (0.30) by power depends how any they r right?

If a seed is planted, it has a 90% chance of growing into a healthy plant. If 12 seeds are planted, what is the probability that exactly 4 don't grow? Im seriously confused is it like u multiple the amount of the (0.90) and multiple (0.30) by power depends how any they r right?

math_celebrity Administrator Staff member Apr 18, 2017 #2 You want the binomial distribution, where a "success" is that the plant does not grow. So if the probability that the plant grows is 0.9, the probability it does not grow is 1 - 0.9 = 0.1. We have n = 12, p = 0.1 You want the probability that exactly 4 of 12 do not grow. Use our binomial distribution probability calculator to get P(X = 4) = 0.0213

You want the binomial distribution, where a "success" is that the plant does not grow. So if the probability that the plant grows is 0.9, the probability it does not grow is 1 - 0.9 = 0.1. We have n = 12, p = 0.1 You want the probability that exactly 4 of 12 do not grow. Use our binomial distribution probability calculator to get P(X = 4) = 0.0213