Represent a yes to the question of whether or not to

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represent a “Yes” to the question of whether or not to abolish evening exams and the groups 84 to 99 represent a “No.”
(c) Simulate 5 repetitions, using Table B. Then combine your results with those of the rest of your class. What is your estimate of the likelihood of the desired result.
5.62 SHOOTING FREE THROWS A basketball player makes 70% of her free throws in a long season. In a tournament she shoots 5 free throws late in the game and misses 3 of them. The fans think she was nervous, but the misses may simply be chance. You will shed some light by estimating a probability. (a) Describe how to simulate a single shot if the probability of making each shot is 0.7. Then describe
(b) Simulate 50 repetitions of the 5 shots and record the number missed on each repetition. Use Table B starting at line 125. What is the approximate likelihood that the player will miss 3 or more of the 5 shots? 4 5 15 6
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5.63 A POLITICAL POLL, I An opinion poll selects adult Americans at random and asks them, “Which political party, Democratic or Republican, do you think is better able to manage the economy?” Explain carefully how you would assign digits from Table B to simulate the response of one person in each of the following situations.
(a) Of all adult Americans, 50% would choose the Democrats and 50% the Republicans.
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