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Post by Xiang Dong on March 31 at 07:13:54 AM

I have a question, in example 3 of geometpdf or geomcdf, you didn't include 0 person. But in examples of binomial, you included 0 person. So what's the difference? And should we include 0?

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Post by Xiaming Jin on April 25, 2016

How do you get formula of variance of binomial distribution?
Why Var(x)=np(1-p)?
And for geometric distribution, I can't understand for both expected value and variance.
Could you give me some explanation?
Thanks a lot.

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Objectives 0:08
  • Binomial Distribution 0:14
    • BINP
    • B
    • I
    • N
    • P
  • Example I: Binomial Distribution 1:43
    • Question 1: Is a Binomial Distribution a Reasonable Probability Model for the Random Variable X?
    • Question 2: Is a Binomial Distribution a Reasonable Probability Model for the Random Variable X?
  • Binomial Probability 5:11
    • Binompdf (n, p, x)
  • Example II: Determine the Probability 10:37
    • Part A: Determine the Probability that Exactly One of the Toasters is Defective
    • Part B: Determine the Probability that At Most Two of the Toasters are Defective
    • Part C: Determine the Probability that More Than Three of the Toasters are Defective
  • Geometric Distribution 24:11
    • Geometric Distribution
  • Example III: Geometric Distribution & Probability 25:14
    • Part A: Geometric Distribution
  • Geometric Probability 26:55
    • Geometpdf (p, x)
  • Example III: Geometric Distribution & Probability 27:50
    • Part B: Geometric Probability of Exactly Four Patients
    • Part C: Geometric Probability of At Most Five Patients
  • Mean and SDs 33:47
    • Binomial
    • Geometric
  • Example IV: Defective Units 34:53
  • Example V: Number of Patients 35:58