Using Normal Distribution to Approximate Binomial Probabilities


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1. If you're using the binomial probability formula to capture the probability of an event, and you know the value of q, will you always be able to calculate the value of p? Why?

2. Which of the following must be true to be able to approximate binomial probabilities with a normal distribution?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will review how normal distribution is used to approximate binomial probabilities. You will need to be familiar with formulas related to normal distribution.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your abilities to:

  • Calculate information related to normal distribution
  • Identify conditions necessary to approximate binomial probabilities
  • Understand how the distribution of binomial probabilities changes

Skills Practiced

Use the questions on this quiz to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on using normal distribution to approximate binomial probabilities
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding conditions that must be true in order to approximate binomial properties with normal distribution and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how the mean of normal distribution and the standard deviation of normal distribution are calculated

Additional Learning

Discover more information about this subject as you study the lesson entitled Using Normal Distribution to Approximate Binomial Probabilities. This lesson contains information related to:

  • Examples that involve calculating odds in the real-world
  • What binomial probability distribution is
  • How binomial probability can be approximated visually and mathematically