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Binomial distribution notation

  1. May 7, 2008 #1

    rock.freak667

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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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  3. May 7, 2008 #2
    i can assume its read like "X is distributed like Bin(n,p)"
     
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