# German Tank Problem

• Jun 27th 2013, 01:00 PM
German Tank Problem
Hi, I was reading the article on Wikipedia regarding the German Tank Problem.

German tank problem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Under the section of "Frequentist analysis", sub-section "Derivation", it states that the probability that the sample maximum equals m is:

$P(M=m | N=n,K=k) = \frac { \binom {m-1}{k-1}}{ \binom {n}{k}}$

where m is the sample maximum, n is the size of the population, k is number of observed samples.

I just don't quite understand how this formula comes to being...

Thanks~!!!
• Jun 27th 2013, 08:35 PM
chiro
Re: German Tank Problem