2015 A-level H2 Mathematics (9740) Paper 2 Question 7 Suggested Solutions

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Firstly, the average number of errors per page is constant.
Secondly, the number of errors in a page is independent of the number of errors in another page.

Let X denote the number of errors per page.
X \sim \mathrm{Po}(1.3)

X_1 \ldots X_6 \sim \mathrm{Po}(7.8)

\mathrm{P}(X_1 \ldots X_6 > 10)

= 1 - \mathrm{P}(X_1 \ldots X_6 \le 10)

\approx 0.165 (3 SF)

X_1 \ldots X_n \sim \mathrm{Po}(1.3n)

\mathrm{P}(X_1 \ldots X_n ~ \textless ~ 2) ~ \textless ~ 0.05

e^{-1.3n} + e^{-1.3n}(1.3n) ~ \textless ~ 0.05

e^{-1.3n} (1  + 1.3n) ~ \textless ~ 0.05

Using GC, n > 3.6491

Least n = 4

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