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I am kindly asking for your help considering the following exercise.
The probability to win in a roulette game is 18/37. If someone bets 100 times, which is the probability to win at least 50 times?
(an excellent approximation to B(n, p) is given by the normal distribution, where μ=np and σ2=np(1-p))
Solution
P (50 ≤ x ≤ 100) = P ((50-μ)/σ ≤( x-μ )/σ≤( 100-μ)/σ) = Φ((100-μ)/σ) – Φ((50-μ)/σ)
[ where μ=np, σ2=np(1-p), n=100, p=18/37 ]
then we use the normal distribution table
thanks for your reply, pickslides!
I figured out a solution. Do you think this is correct?
p=0,5
X ~ Bin(100, 0.5)
X is approximately normally distributed with μ = (n × p) = 100 × 0.5 = 50 and
σ2 = n × p × (1-p) = 100 × 0.5 × 0.5 = 25
X is approximately N(50,25)
P (x≥50) = 1 – P(x < 50) = 1 – P (z<(50-μ)/σ) = 1 - P (z<(50-50)/5) = 1 - P(z<0) = 1 – Φ(0) = 0.5