Workshop01 - Collect a pouch of 10 pennies Take turns...

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CHEN 3010 Applied Data Analysis Fall 2004 Names :________________________________ _________________________________ _________________________________ _________________________________ _________________________________ Workshop #1: Binomial Distribution -- 10-coin toss experiment Objective: Binomial distributions are encountered commonly when there are binary outcomes (success or failure, heads or tails, left or right, etc.) in a fixed number of independent trials. In this workshop, you will determine the number of heads in a 10-coin toss over a number of trials and compare your results with the theoretical predictions. Directions: Form your own group of 3 to 5 students per group.
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Unformatted text preview: Collect a pouch of 10 pennies. Take turns tossing all 10 pennies together on the table. Record the number of heads found in each toss on the attached sheet. Complete a total of 30 to 50 tosses, with about 10 tosses per student. Add the number of occurrences for each of the possible outcomes (e.g. 0 heads, 1 head, 2 heads, etc.). Plot the number of occurrences versus number of heads on the graph provided on the same worksheet. Compare your histogram with the other histograms from different groups. Record your names on the worksheet and submit before the end of class....
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