# An experiment succeeds thrice as often as it fails. Find the probability that in the next five trials, there will be at least 3 successes. - Mathematics

An experiment succeeds thrice as often as it fails. Find the probability that in the next five trials, there will be at least 3 successes.

#### Solution

Probability of getting success(p) =3/4

Probability of getting failure(q)=1/4

No. of trials=5

P(X>=3)=P(X=3)+P(X=4)+P(X=5)

P(X=r)=""^nC_rq^(n-r)p^r

P(X>=3)=""5C_3(1/4)^(5-3)(3/4)^3+""5C_4(1/4)^(5-4)(3/4)^4+""5C_5(1/4)^(5-5)(3/4)^5

P(x>=3)=(10xx27)/1024+(5xx81)/1024+243/1024

P(X>=3)=918/1024=459/512

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