# How do you describe a binomial distribution?

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## How do you describe a binomial distribution?

The binomial distribution is a common discrete distribution used in statistics, as opposed to a continuous distribution, such as the normal distribution. Binomial distribution summarizes the number of trials, or observations when each trial has the same probability of attaining one particular value.

## What is binomial distribution explain with an example?

The binomial is a type of distribution that has two possible outcomes (the prefix “bi” means two, or twice). For example, a coin toss has only two possible outcomes: heads or tails and taking a test could have two possible outcomes: pass or fail. A Binomial Distribution shows either (S)uccess or (F)ailure.

**What are the 4 characteristics of a binomial distribution?**

The Binomial Distribution

- The number of observations n is fixed.
- Each observation is independent.
- Each observation represents one of two outcomes (“success” or “failure”).
- The probability of “success” p is the same for each outcome.

**How is binomial distribution used in business?**

The Binomial distribution computes the probabilities of events where only two possible outcomes can occur (success or failure), e.g. when you look at the closing price of a stock each day for one year, the outcome of interest is whether the stock price increased or not.

### What is the importance of binomial distribution?

The binomial distribution model allows us to compute the probability of observing a specified number of “successes” when the process is repeated a specific number of times (e.g., in a set of patients) and the outcome for a given patient is either a success or a failure.

### In which examples could binomial distribution be used?

The simplest real life example of binomial distribution is the number of students that passed or failed in a college. Here the pass implies success and fail implies failure. Another example is the probability of winning a lottery ticket. Here the winning of reward implies success and not winning implies failure.

**How binomial distribution is used in machine learning?**

The Binomial distribution summarizes the number of successes in a given number of Bernoulli trials k, with a given probability of success for each trial p. A different random sequence of 100 trials will result each time the code is run, so your specific results will differ. Try running the example a few times.

**Where can we use binomial distribution?**

We can use the binomial distribution to find the probability of getting a certain number of successes, like successful basketball shots, out of a fixed number of trials. We use the binomial distribution to find discrete probabilities.

## What can binomial distributions be used for?

The binomial distribution model allows us to compute the probability of observing a specified number of “successes” when the process is repeated a specific number of times (e.g., in a set of patients) and the outcome for a given patient is either a success or a failure. The binomial equation also uses factorials.