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Geometric Distribution
Common Core: S.MD.1

Geometric Distribution

Author: Jonathan Osters

This lesson will explain the geometric distribution.

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Terms to Know
Geometric Distribution

A probability distribution of the number of independent trials of a chance experiment it will take until a success. The criteria for a distribution to be geometric are (1) The chance experiment must only have two outcomes (success/failure) per trial, (2) the trials must be independent, (3) there must be a fixed probability of success for each trial, and (4) the variable of interest is the number of trials needed to obtain a "success" for the first time.

Formulas to Know
Geometric Distribution

P left parenthesis X equals k right parenthesis space equals space left parenthesis 1 minus p right parenthesis to the power of k minus 1 end exponent p
k space i s space t h e space n u m b e r space o f space t r i a l s space u n t i l space f i r s t space s u c c e s s
p space i s space t h e space p r o b a b i l i t y space o f space s u c c e s s space