Binomial formula - solve for N help ...

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Hi,

I'm not a student and this is not for a test. I'm a programmer and this is related to the markets.

This is a link for the common formula:

[URL="http://www.mathwords.com/b/bi...hwords.com/b/binomial_probability_formula.htm

How would you change the formula to solve for N?

Example: A doctor thinks that, when treated with a new drug, a
patient has a probability of 2/5 to improve. How many
patients must he treat to be sure (at p>.95 ) that at least one
patient will improve?

Thank you!

Brooks