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In Texas, 30% of parolees from prison return to prison within 3 years. Suppose 15 prisoners are released from a Texas prison on parole. Assume that whether or not one prisoner returns to prison is independent of whether any of the others return to prison. Let the random variable X be the number of parolees out of 15 that return to prison within 3 years. What are the values of the parameters for the binomial random variable X?n =p =

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Answer:N = 15 ; P = 0.3Step-by-step explanation:According to the question, the data provided in the question is as followsThe percentage of parolees from prison return to prison = 30%Number of years = 3 yearsNumber of prisoners released from a Texas prision is 15Based on the above information, the value of the parameters for the binomial random variable X is N = 15 = number of prisonersAnd, the P = Percentage = 30% = 0.3