# Binomial distribution notation

1. May 7, 2008

### rock.freak667

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

$$P(X=x)= ^n C_x p^xq^{n-x}$$

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

2. May 7, 2008

### Santa1

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