You should investigate the binomial distribution. Although if you have a small population you should also look into the hypergeometric distribution.
I have this problem I am trying to solve and I am not sure how. Lets say 70% of the demography is white people. Now if I randomly pick 100 people from the same demography, how do I calculate what is the probability there are exactly 70 white people? or more general question, how do I calculate the chances that there are exactly X white people?
Excuse me if this is a noob question.
You should investigate the binomial distribution. Although if you have a small population you should also look into the hypergeometric distribution.
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informedman (05-29-2014)
Thats a great tip. If I use Bernoulli's probability mass function f(k;n,p), in the specific example above p = 0.7, k = 70, n=100?
Last edited by informedman; 05-29-2014 at 08:35 PM. Reason: Misunderstood earlier
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