Probability Question

Posted on 2011-03-09
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Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I roll a die 100 times.  What is the probability that a 3 will appear exactly 35 times?

What is the equation for this?
Question by:Ray Turner
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d-glitch earned 332 total points
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Look at the General Equation here:


The probability of getting exactly 35 threes in 100 rolls .....

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Do this:

You need to work out the probability of rolling a three 35 times in one way in a 100 rolls, and then find the probability of these 35 threes being distributed anywhere amongst the 100 rolls.

For the first part you might as well assume the first 35 rolls give a three and the remainder not a three.

for the second part multiply the result from the first part by the nCr of (100 35).

That's your result.

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by:Ray Turner
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What would the equation look like for this problem?
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ozo earned 336 total points
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(1/6)^35 * (1-(1/6))^(100-35) * C(100,35)

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d-glitch's link describes exactly what formula you need, take a look at the examples.
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wdosanjos earned 332 total points
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Just formating @ozo's response:

Here is the general equation (from Wikipedia):

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