# Binomial distribution

### Diagram for a Bernoulli process (using R)

November 10, 2011 |

A Bernoulli process is a sequence of Bernoulli trials (the realization of n binary random variables), taking two values (0/1, Heads/Tails, Boy/Girl, etc…). It is often used in teaching introductory probability/statistics classes about the binomial distribution. When visualizing a Bernoulli process, it is common to use a binary ... [Read more...]

### another lottery coincidence

August 29, 2011 |

Once again, meaningless figures are published about a man who won the French lottery (Le Loto) for the second time. The reported probability of the event is indeed one chance out of 363 (US) trillions (i.e., billions in the metric system. or 1012)… This number is simply the square of which ... [Read more...]

### A probability exercise on the Bernoulli distribution

July 18, 2009 |

What is the probability, flipping a coin 8 times, to obtain the sequence HHTTTHTT? (H = head; T= tail)The theory teaches us that to solve this question, we can simply use the following formula:f(x)=P(X=x)=B(n,p)=\begin{pmatrix}n\\ x \end{pmatrix} \cd... 