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dec19p - EXAM P QUESTIONS OF THE WEEK S Broverman 2005 Week...

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EXAM P QUESTIONS OF THE WEEK S. Broverman, 2005 Week of December 19/05 A poll is taken in the northern Canadian riding of Moose and Squirrel Flats (voting districts in Canada are called "ridings"). According to the poll, the voter preferences in that riding are Political Party Poll Percentage Liberal 36% Conservative 32% New Democrat 18% Bloc Quebecois 8% Green 4% Natural Law 1% Rhinoceros 1% A group of 5 voters who live in Moose and Squirrel Flats is randomly chosen. Assume that the poll percentages are representative of the voting probabilities of each the 5 randomly chosen individuals. Find the probability that the votes of the 5 individuals result in at least 1 New Democrat vote and at most 2 Liberal votes and at most 2 Conservative votes. (Historical Note: The Rhinoceros Party of Canada was a nationally registered political party that existed from the 1960's to the 1990's. One of the main positions of the party was a "promise to keep none of our promises.") The solution can be found below.
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