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Discrete Probability Variables

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What are examples of variables that follow a binomial probability distribution? What are examples of variables that follow a Poisson distribution? When might you use a geometric probability?

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This solution of 252 words provides examples of variables with a binomial distribution, Poisson distribution and discusses geometric probability.

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Binomial distribution models the number of successes in a sequence of n independent yes/no experiments, each with an equal probability of occurring. For example, if a player takes 10 shoots on goal, each with equal chance of scoring, a binomial distribution may be used to model the probability of scoring a certain number of goals. Another example would be ...

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