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Statistics - Probability of planting bulbs

Last fall, a gardener planted 56 iris bulbs. She found that only 49 of the bulbs bloomed in the spring.

Find the empirical probability that an iris bulb of this type will bloom. Give answer as a fraction in lowest terms.

How many of the bulbs should she plant next fall if she would like at least 52 to bloom?

Solution Summary

Using simple formula and step by step calculations, this solution calculates the probability that a certain type of iris will bloom, as well as determination of the number of bulbs required to be planted for at least 52 to bloom.