×
Get Full Access to Elementary Statistics - 12 Edition - Chapter 6.7 - Problem 2bsc
Get Full Access to Elementary Statistics - 12 Edition - Chapter 6.7 - Problem 2bsc

×

# Continuity Correction In a preliminary test of the

ISBN: 9780321836960 18

## Solution for problem 2BSC Chapter 6.7

Elementary Statistics | 12th Edition

• Textbook Solutions
• 2901 Step-by-step solutions solved by professors and subject experts
• Get 24/7 help from StudySoup virtual teaching assistants

Elementary Statistics | 12th Edition

4 5 1 425 Reviews
19
2
Problem 2BSC

Problem 2BSC

Continuity Correction In a preliminary test of the MicroSort method of gender selection, 14 couples were treated and 13 of them had baby girls. If we plan to use the normal approximation to the binomial distribution for finding the probability of exactly 13 girls (assuming that the probability of a girl is 0.5), what is the continuity correction, and how would it be applied in finding that probability?

Step-by-Step Solution:

Step 1 of 1

The continuity correction is made to a discrete whole number x in the binomial distribution (because the normal distribution is continuous and not discrete) by representing the number x by the interval x - 0.5 to x + 0.5.

The discrete whole number 13 will be represented by the interval

13 - 0.5 = 12.5 to 13 + 0.5 = 13.5.

Step 2 of 1

#### Related chapters

Unlock Textbook Solution

Enter your email below to unlock your verified solution to:

Continuity Correction In a preliminary test of the