Finding Binomial Probabilities Using Formulas: Process & Examples


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Sam is working on a computer programming project. He is creating a game that allows the player to shoot a ball into a basket in competition with the computer. The computer is set to make 60% of the shots on the medium level. What is the probability that the computer will make exactly 3 baskets out of 10 shots?

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

2. What is the formula for binomial combinations?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Practice problems on this quiz will see how well you can find binomial probabilities using formulas. You'll also assess your knowledge of the formulas associated with this subject.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz you'll be testing your ability to:

  • Find probabilities
  • Define experiments
  • Recognize formulas

Skills Practiced

Some of the skills you'll work on during this quiz include:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on finding binomial probabilities
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding binomial combinations
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the binomial probability formula

Additional Learning

Learn even more about binomial probability by studying the lesson that accompanies this quiz, entitled Finding Binomial Probabilities Using Formulas: Process & Examples. Some of the information in this lesson includes:

  • Examples of experiments involving binomials
  • The number of possible outcomes in binomial probability
  • How to use a binomial formula