# SOLUTION: Last fall, a gardener planted 87 iris bulbs. She found that only 72 of the bulbs bloomed in the spring. 1. Find the empirical probability that an iris bulb of this type will blo

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 Question 489220: Last fall, a gardener planted 87 iris bulbs. She found that only 72 of the bulbs bloomed in the spring. 1. Find the empirical probability that an iris bulb of this type will bloom. Give answer as a fraction in lowest terms. 2. How many of the bulbs should she plant next fall if she would like at least 88 to bloom? I need help with this problem, please. I hope someone can help me. Thank you!Answer by stanbon(57246)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Last fall, a gardener planted 87 iris bulbs. She found that only 72 of the bulbs bloomed in the spring. 1. Find the empirical probability that an iris bulb of this type will bloom. Give answer as a fraction in lowest terms. Ans: 72/87 ------------------------ 2. How many of the bulbs should she plant next fall if she would like at least 88 to bloom? Solve (72/87)x = 88 x = (87/72)88 x = 106.333 Round up to 107 bulbs (minimum number of bulbs to be planted) ============== Cheers, Stan H.