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**Use the normal approximation to the binominal to approximate the probabilities.**

A gardener buys a package of seeds. 82% of seeds of this type germinate. The gardener plants 120 seeds.

A) what is the probability that fewer than 90 seeds germinate?

B) What is the probability that the germinated seeds is more than or equal to 82 seeds?

C) What is the probability that the number of seeds that germinate is between 54 and 84, exclusive?

Step 1

**Normal approximation to the binomial:**

If a random variable X ~ B(*n*,* p*) in which *n* is large and *p* is close to 0.5, then the normal distribution can be used as an approximation to binomial distribution.

**Computation of Mean and Standard deviation:**

Let *x* be the random variable denotes the number of germination of seeds, which follows binomial distribution.

Here, probability of success, *p* is 0.82.

Number of seeds, *n* is 120.

The mean and standard deviation are calculated as follows.

Step 2

**A) Computation of probability that fewer than 90 seeds germinate:**

The probability that fewer than 90 seeds germinate is ** P(X < 90) = 0.0173** from the calculations given below.

Step 3

**B) Computation of probability that the germinated seeds is more than or equal to 82 seeds:**

The probability that the germinated seeds is more th...

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