Unformatted text preview: either fall through the hoop or do not. You discovered that the outcomes of binomial trials have a frequency distribution, just as continuous variables do. The more binomial trials there are (for example, the more coins you toss simultaneously), the more closely the sampling distribution resembles a normal curve (see Figure 1). You can take advantage of this fact and use the table of standard normal probabilities (Table 2 in "Statistics Tables") to estimate the likelihood of obtaining a given proportion of successes. You can do this by converting the test proportion to a z-score and looking up its probability in the standard normal table....
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- Fall '08
- Binomial distribution, Olympic Games, standard normal table, Binomial trials