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This is one of my questions I have to answer and explain. Just wanted someone to walk me all the way because it seems a little too simple.Consider a jury where it takes 8 (of 12) jurors to convict (someone). If each juror makes the "right" decision (independently) with probability p. Compute probability that they give correct verdict

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That depends on what the right verdict is. If he’s guilty, you need at least $8$ of the $12$ to make the right decision; if he’s innocent, you only need at least $5$ of them to make the right decision. –  Brian M. Scott Sep 29 '12 at 23:26
    
@BrianM.Scott thank you. You confirmed my answer. I thought 5 but I was second guessing maybe there was a trick to it. –  kimj Sep 30 '12 at 2:06
    
@kimj: If you know the answer now, you could answer your own question and accept the answer so that the question doesn't remain unanswered. –  joriki Oct 24 '12 at 18:43

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