Hello,
Your formula is correct
What differs from the score and the number of right answers is that each right answer gives 5 points.
So the only possible values for x are 0,5,10,15,...,5n
Note that n=10 here.
That's all folks !
I need help. I am trying to find the Probability Distribution of random variable X. X is the score of an test. In a multiple choice test of 10 questions with k possible answers (only one is correct). Each correct answers is worth five points. There are no penalties for wrong answers. I know it needs to be the Binomial distribution but what is throwing me off is that the random variable X is the score and not the number of correct answers, even though the two are related. Any idea on how to set this up? I tried but I don't think that accounts for everything.
Moo,
I still don't think that accounts for everything. You see if x takes on the values 0,5,10...5n then in the formula n choose x you would end up with a (20 choose 50) Having the X be the score seems to make it messier. Our formula if you let x take on the values 0-10 for the number of correct answers would work. But the score messes that up. I was thinking could you do something where P(X=x) is the sum over all possible y's of P(X=x & Y=y)? Where P(Y=y) is our formula with y=0,1,...10.