# Statistics - Probability

Determining Whether a Jury Selection Process Is Biased Assume that 12 jurors are randomly selected from a population in which 80% of the people are Mexican-Americans. Refer to Table 5-1 and find the indicated probability.

a. Using the probability values in Table 5.1, find the probability value that should be used for determining whether the result of 11 Mexican-Americans among 12 jurors is usually high.

b. Does the selection of 11 Mexican-American jurors suggested that the selection process favors Mexican-Americans? Why or why not?

Table 5-1

Probability Distribution: Probabilities of Numbers of Mexican-Americans on a Jury of 12, Assuming That Jurors are Randomly Selected from a Population in Which 80% of the Eligible People are Mexican-Americans.

x (Mexican-Americans) P(x)

0 0+

1 0+

2 0+

3 0+

4 0.001

5 0.003

6 0.016

7 0.053

8 0.133

9 0.236

10 0.283

11 0.206

12 0.069

https://brainmass.com/statistics/probability/203910

#### Solution Summary

A Complete, Neat and Step-by-step Solution is provided.