# Determining if the normal approximation to the binomial distribution should be used.

Not what you're looking for?

Determine if the normal approximation to the binomial distribution could be used for the following problems:

A.) A study found that 1% of Social Security recipients are too young to vote. 800 Social Security recipients are randomly selected.

B.) A study found that 30% of the people in a community use the library in one year. 15 people from the community were selected.

##### Purchase this Solution

##### Solution Summary

The solutoin determines if the normal approximation to the binomial distribution could be used for the following problems:

A.) A study found that 1% of Social Security recipients are too young to vote. 800 Social Security recipients are randomly selected.

B.) A study found that 30% of the people in a community use the library in one year. 15 people from the community were selected.

##### Solution Preview

The Normal Approximation to the Binomial:

<br>Computing binomial probabilities using the binomial PDF can be difficult for a large n. If n is quite large or if the binomial applet is not available, the normal distribution can be used to ...

##### Purchase this Solution

##### Free BrainMass Quizzes

##### Measures of Central Tendency

This quiz evaluates the students understanding of the measures of central tendency seen in statistics. This quiz is specifically designed to incorporate the measures of central tendency as they relate to psychological research.

##### Measures of Central Tendency

Tests knowledge of the three main measures of central tendency, including some simple calculation questions.

##### Terms and Definitions for Statistics

This quiz covers basic terms and definitions of statistics.

##### Know Your Statistical Concepts

Each question is a choice-summary multiple choice question that presents you with a statistical concept and then 4 numbered statements. You must decide which (if any) of the numbered statements is/are true as they relate to the statistical concept.