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Freelance web developer specializing in Rails, Postgres, DevOps, and Machine Learning.


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comment How many tries to get at least k successes?
If I want to read more about the mathematics of binomial distributions, where is a good place to look? I've encountered them in statistics, but what would be the math course that introduces them? Probability?
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comment How many tries to get at least k successes?
Thank you! I'll need to digest the math a bit more, but the R function gives correct results for a few examples I tried.
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comment How many tries to get at least k successes?
Thank you for your help! I can't tell how this differs from what I wrote about finding $P$ for exactly $k$ successes, so how does it get me closer to a solution for at least $k$ successes? Perhaps you could expand on it a bit to help me understand?
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comment How many tries to get at least k successes?
In other words, I want to use some algebra to flip my equation from $P' = ...k...n...s...$ to $n = ...k...P'...s...$.
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comment How many tries to get at least k successes?
@Jean-Sébastien Suppose I want at least a 50% chance of getting $k$ or more successes. How many tries do I need so that the probability is 0.5?
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comment How many tries to get at least k successes?
Sure, it's easy enough to graph it, but what does that teach you? :-)
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comment How many tries to get at least k successes?
You can assume constant $k$ and $s$. ($i$ is just for the sum.)
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