A company is studying the number of monthly absences among its 125 employees. The following probability distribution shows the likelihood that people were absent 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 days last month. Number of Days AbsentProbability00.6010.2020.1230.0440.0450.00 What is the mode of the distribution?

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A company is studying the number of monthly absences among its 125 employees. The following probability distribution shows the likelihood that people were absent 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 days last month.

 

Number of Days Absent Probability
0 0.60
1 0.20
2 0.12
3 0.04
4 0.04
5 0.00

 

What is the mode of the distribution?

 

 
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Step 1

Given dat...

Probability
Number of
Frequency =
probability
xTotal No of
Days Absent
days absent
0.60
0
0.60x15 9
1
0.20
0.20x15 3
2
0.12
0.12x15 =
1.8
0.04
0.04x15
0.6
0.04
4
0.04x15
0.6
5
0.00
0.0x15 0
Total 15
1
15
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Probability Number of Frequency = probability xTotal No of Days Absent days absent 0.60 0 0.60x15 9 1 0.20 0.20x15 3 2 0.12 0.12x15 = 1.8 0.04 0.04x15 0.6 0.04 4 0.04x15 0.6 5 0.00 0.0x15 0 Total 15 1 15

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