Using Poisson distribution, find the probability that the ace of spade will be drawn from a pack of well shuffled cards at least once in 104 consecutive trials.

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- March 1st 2012, 09:06 PMSuvadipPoisson distribution
Using Poisson distribution, find the probability that the ace of spade will be drawn from a pack of well shuffled cards at least once in 104 consecutive trials.

Please help me in solving the problem - March 1st 2012, 11:36 PMsupaman5Re: Poisson distribution
You want P(X>0) where X=number of times ace of spades is picked. This can be modelled with Bin(n,p) and I'm sure you can fill in n and p.

The Bin(n,p) can then be approximated to Poisson(np) as n is "large" and p is "small".