stud40111

10-28-2009, 12:32 AM

Me again. Sorry to ask two questions on my first night here, but I've tried for about an hour to figure out this very simple problem and can't understand this one either.

If jurors are selected randomly from an adult population, find the probability that all 12 jurors are white when the population is

a) 90% white

b) 50% white

WHAT IS CONFUSING ME:

How in the world can a person figure this out when one doesn't know what the city's population is?

THere's an example of a very similar problem in my book that says that if 50% of a town's population were female, and 50% male, the probability that the jury would be all male is only .00024 and that they somehow determined this from the fact that there are only 4096 possible ways that a jury of 12 can be composed. I have no idea what they are talking about.

Can anyone should some light? If so, PLEASE DO.

If jurors are selected randomly from an adult population, find the probability that all 12 jurors are white when the population is

a) 90% white

b) 50% white

WHAT IS CONFUSING ME:

How in the world can a person figure this out when one doesn't know what the city's population is?

THere's an example of a very similar problem in my book that says that if 50% of a town's population were female, and 50% male, the probability that the jury would be all male is only .00024 and that they somehow determined this from the fact that there are only 4096 possible ways that a jury of 12 can be composed. I have no idea what they are talking about.

Can anyone should some light? If so, PLEASE DO.