# Am I using the binom.dist properly?

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Q -Stats classhas 60 students in it. The class lasts for three hours and the students ask questions at a rate of about 3 questions per hour.
Model this situation with an appropriate binomial distribution and determine the probability of receiving more than 5 questions in a class.

P(x>=6) = 1-P(x<=5)
= 1 - binom.dist (5,60,9/60,true)

Is it correct that the probability plugged in to the formula in this case = 9/60?

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#### katxt

##### Active Member
This doesn't sound like a binomial problem. For a binomial problem you need to be asking things like the probability of getting 5 or more out of some number but there isn't really any "some number" to be out of. How about the Poisson?

#### Dason

Agreed. This is a poor question. Did you copy it word for word?

##### New Member
This doesn't sound like a binomial problem. For a binomial problem you need to be asking things like the probability of getting 5 or more out of some number but there isn't really any "some number" to be out of. How about the Poisson?
I am supposed to model this both as a binomial and a posisson