#### Answer

Observed rate seems to be very unlikely.

#### Work Step by Step

p=0.85
$q=1-p=1-0.85=0.15$
$n⋅p=523⋅0.85=444.55≥5.$
$n⋅q=523⋅0.15=78.45≥5.$
Hence, the requirements are satisfied.
mean: $\mu=n\cdotp=523\cdot0.85=444.45.$
standard deviation: $\sigma=\sqrt{n\cdot p\cdot q}=\sqrt{523\cdot0.85\cdot0.15}=8.17.$
517.5 is the first value lower than 518, hence:
$z=\frac{value-mean}{standard \ deviation}=\frac{517.5-444.45}{8.17}=8.93.$
By using the table, the probability belonging to z=8.93: 0.9999, hence the probability: 1-0.9999=0.0001. This probability is really close to 0, therefore the observed rate seems to be very unlikely.