Suppose that 55% of the voters in a large city support a particular candidate for mayor and 45% do not support the candidate. A poll of 100 voters will be conducted, and the proportion of them who support the candidate will be found. Assume you have a random number generator that weights all numbers equally in a range you provide. It will not allow you to provide unequal weights.
a. Explain how you could use the random number generator to simulate the response (support or oppose) for one randomly chosen voter.
b. Explain how you could simulate the 100 responses (support or oppose) for one poll.
c. Explain how you could use simulation to estimate the probability that the actual poll will result in less than half (49 or fewer) of those polled supporting the candidate.

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