DISCRETE PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTIONS
Binomial, Poisson, and hypergeometric
Chapter 5 introduced probability distributions of discrete random variables, which list the probabilities of discrete integer values, usually based on a tally. This chapter further investigates theoretical probability distributions, including binomial, Poisson, and hypergeometric distributions.
At the end of Chapter 5, general probability distributions were introduced, and (assuming you completed Chapter 5 already) you calculated the mean, variance, and standard deviation of those distributions. In this chapter, you’ll be generating the probability values of the distribution yourself.
Binomial Probability Distribution
Using coefficients that are combinations ...