Binomial distribution notation

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If the probability of a successful outcome is p and failure is q and there are n trials

[tex]P(X=x)= ^n C_x p^xq^{n-x}[/tex]

and you write that as X~Bin(n,p) <--- How would I read that? (like what does the ~ mean?)
 

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i can assume its read like "X is distributed like Bin(n,p)"
 

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