A biologist captures 20 grizzly bears during the spring, and fits each with a radio collar. At the end of summer, the biologist is to observe 15 grizzly bears from a helicopter, and count the number that are radio collared. This count is represented by the random variable X.

Suppose there are 109 grizzly bears in the population.

(a) What is the probability that of the 15 grizzly bears observed, 4 had radio collars? Use four decimals in your answer.


(b) Find the probability that between 4 and 9 (inclusive) of the 15 grizzly bears observed were radio collared?

P(4≤ X ≤9)=

(c) How many of the 15 grizzly bears observe from the helicopter does the biologist expect to be radio-collared? Provide the standard deviation as well.



(d) The biologist gets back from the helicopter observation expedition, and was asked the question: How many radio collared grizzly bears did you see? The biologist cannot remember exactly, so responds " somewhere between 4 and 8 (inclusive) ".

Given this information, what is the probability that the biologist saw 7 radio-collared grizzly bears?

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