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Binomial Experiments: Definition, Characteristics & Examples

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What is an experiment that contains a fixed number of trials that results in only one of two outcomes: success or failure?

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1. Justin is conducting an experiment. He wants to know which type of pet is most preferred among 2nd graders. He asks them if they prefer dogs, cats, or hamsters. Is this a binomial experiment?

2. Ally is trying to determine if an experiment is binomial. She is asking twenty people in front of a pet store if dogs' mouths are cleaner than a toilet. She asks the participants to answer true or false to her question. As far as she knows, the responses of the previous participants do not influence the responses of the other participants. Could this be considered binomial?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will solidify your expertise on the characteristics of binomial experiments. You should know certain study points like a specific experiment that encompasses a fixed number of trials that end in either failure or success.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These study tools will assess your knowledge of how to

  • Analyze what may or may not be a binomial experiment
  • Determine characteristics with regard to fixed number of trials and independent outcomes
  • Pick out a binomial experiment from a list of examples

Skills Practiced

Use the quiz and worksheet to expand your awareness of these studious traits:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the characteristics of binomial experiments
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about success and failure in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding possible outcomes and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding an experiment that contains a fixed number of trials resulting in two possible outcomes

Additional Learning

Attempting to gain more knowledge about the characteristics of binomial experiments? Engage this lesson entitled Binomial Experiments: Definition, Characteristics & Examples. The lesson sticks to these study points:

  • Understand binomial experiments
  • Recognize how outcomes can or cannot influence other outcomes
  • Identify what makes for an independent outcome
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