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    In Orange County, 12% of those eligible for jury duty are left-handed. Among 250 people selected for jury duty, 25 (or 10%) are lefties. Find the probability of getting at most 25 lefties assuming that they are chosen with a process designed to yield a 12% rate of lefties. Can we conclude that this process of selecting jurors discriminates against lefties?

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    The number of lefties, X, is a binomial random variable, with N=250, and p=0.12
    P{ X= ...

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    Bias in jury selection is determined. The solution concludes the if the process of selecting jurors discriminates against lefties.