Applied Math 40S April 8, 2008

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Applications and working with binomial distributions. Introduction to the normal approximation of a binomial distribution.

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Applied Math 40S April 8, 2008

  1. 1. Working With Binomial Distributions Let's take apart a typical problem about alarm clocks and see how the pieces fit together. Puzzle Alarm Clock by evadedave
  2. 2. A manufacturer produces 24 yard alarms per week. Six percent of all the alarms produced are defective. What is the probability of getting two defective alarms in one week? The above problem is an example of a binomial probability experiment. Some properties of a binomial experiment are: 1. There are a set number of trials in this experiment. • In this case, there are 24 trials

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