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# . In Southern California, a growing number of individuals pursuing teaching credentials are choosing paid internships...

. In Southern California, a growing number of individuals pursuing teaching credentials are choosing paid internships over traditional student teaching programs. A group of eight candidates for three local teaching positions consisted of five who had enrolled in paid internships and three who enrolled in traditional student teaching programs. All eight candidates appear to be equally qualified, so three are randomly selected to fill the open positions. Let Y be the number of internship-trained candidates who are hired.

(a) Find the probability that two or more internship-trained candidates are selected to be hired. (there are 5 internship trained candidates and 3 traditional student teaching candidates)

(b) Find the mean and variance of Y

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A group of eight candidates for three local teaching positions consisted of five who had enrolled in paid internships and three who enrolled in traditional student teaching programs.

Thus probability of selecting a candidate who had enrolled in paid internships = 5/8 = 0.625

3 candidates are randomly selected.

Let Y be the number of internship-trained candidates who are hired.

Thus clearly, Y ~ Binomial(3,0.625)

Thus the probability that two or more internship-trained candidates are selected to be hired

Y ~ Binomial(3,0.625)

Thus mean of Y = 30.625 = 1.875

Thus variance of Y = 30.625(1-0.625) = 0.703125

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