SOCR Courses 2012 2013 Stat13 1 Lab3

Stats 13.1 - Laboratory Activity 3

The binomial distribution is a probability distribution which is used to model the probability of obtaining k successes out of n total trials when we have exactly two, disjoint, possible outcomes, trials are independent and the probability of the outcomes is stable/constant.

You can access the applet for any of the SOCR distributions and select the Binomial Distribution calculator.

Binomial Distribution Activity

Problem 1

Suppose X ~ Binomial(10, 0.5) compute by hand:

• P(X = 7)
• E(X)
• SD(X)

Problem 2

For X � Binomial(250; 0.65), use SOCR Distributions to compute:

• P(X = 146)
• P(X >=237)
• P(39 < X < 127)

Problem 3

For X � Bin(32; 0.81), simplify the equations by hand and then use SOCR to compute.

• P(X � 24 $$\cap$$ X < 20)
• P(X � 24 $$\cup$$ X < 20)
• P(X > 23 $$\cup$$ X < 30)

Problem 4

Plot the following distributions and take SNAPSHOTS of those denoted by (*):

Group A
• � Bin(8; 0,2) (*)
• � Bin(15; 0,2)

�*� Bin(25; 0,2) �*� Bin(55; 0,2) �*� Bin(95; 0,2) (*)

Group B
• � Bin(30; 0,05) (*)

�*� Bin(30; 0,2) �* Bin(30; 0,5) (*) �*� Bin(30; 0,9) (*) �*� Bin(95; 1)