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May 13th, 2013, 06:09 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: May 2013 Posts: 1 Thanks: 0  Confused with the Three
Hi everyone, I have a statistics final coming up and I am always confused with Poisson, Binomial and Hypergeometric. My teacher specifically stated that he will mix up the questions and purposely won't tell us which one to use, so he can see if we can figure it out ourselves. Well, I was just wondering if there is any specific to identify those three? How do I know if the question is which? I am pretty confident with hypergeometric but definitely not Binomial and Poisson, since they are very similar. Can anyone help me on this one? An example will be awesome! 
May 14th, 2013, 12:50 PM  #2 
Global Moderator Joined: May 2007 Posts: 6,806 Thanks: 716  Re: Confused with the Three
Binomial is based on a finite population, while Poisson assumes an infinite population.


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