In New York City, 45% of all blood donors have type O blood. (Based on data from the Greater New York Blood Program). Find the probability t

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In New York City, 45% of all blood donors have type O blood. (Based on data from the Greater New York Blood Program). Find the probability that 5 randomly selected blood donors in NYC all have Group O blood.

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0.0185 = 1.85% probability that 5 randomly selected blood donors in NYC all have Group O blood.

Step-by-step explanation:

For each donor, there are only two possible outcomes. Either they have type O blood, or they do not. The donors are selected randomly, which means that the probability of a donor having type A blood is independent from other donors. So we use the binomial probability distribution to solve this problem.

Binomial probability distribution

The binomial probability is the probability of exactly x successes on n repeated trials, and X can only have two outcomes.

In which is the number of different combinations of x objects from a set of n elements, given by the following formula.

And p is the probability of X happening.

In New York City, 45% of all blood donors have type O blood.

This means that .

Find the probability that 5 randomly selected blood donors in NYC all have Group O blood.

This is when . So

0.0185 = 1.85% probability that 5 randomly selected blood donors in NYC all have Group O blood.