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May 13th, 2013, 06:09 PM   #1
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Confused with the Three

Hi everyone,

I have a statistics final coming up and I am always confused with Poisson, Binomial and Hyper-geometric.

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 hyper-geometric but definitely not Binomial and Poisson, since they are very similar.

Can anyone help me on this one? An example will be awesome!
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Binomial is based on a finite population, while Poisson assumes an infinite population.
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