A Tamiami shearing machine is producing 10 percent defective pieces, which is abnormally high. The quality control engineer has been checking the output by almost continuous sampling since the abnormal condition began. What is the probability that in a sample of 10 pieces:
That exactly 5 will be defective? That 5 or more will be defective?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 24, 2021, 8:02 pm ad1c9bdddf
Probability of r defective out of n sample = nCr x p^r x (1-p) ^ (n-r)
P(5) = ...
The response shows the needed formula for calculating the probability and shows how to calculate the probability of defective pieces in the example.