The brute force method to answering this question is to generate a whole lot of data.
This situation with sickdays is a little more complicated. We want to know how often a
years worth of sickdays (let’s say 100 sickdays in total for 10 employess) contain 42 or more Mondays
and Fridays. So what we have to generate is a thousand years worth of sickdays.
How do we do that?
For a computer, its easy to generate 100 randomly chosen sick days. Here’s an example:
|When you click, the box will fill with 100 randomly chosen sickdays,
and the number of Mon/Fri sickdays will be tabulated below. Try clicking several times.
Is it unusual to have 42 Monday/Friday sickdays?
Number of Mondays/Fridays:Click below!