That's exactly why you need the correction factor.
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(a) For each of the Binomial, Poisson and Normal distributions, write down a formula
This is what I did for binomial:
Then for the normal distribution I did the binomial/normal approximation:
However using my calculator the value I get from the binomial is P(3<=X<=7) = 0.2041
But from the normal approximation I get P(3<=Y<=7) = 0.1488
The value from the normal approximation is a bit low... so I thought I might have done something wrong, is it because the approximation can only work if p is not too close to 0 or 1? And since p = 0.1 it is fairly close to 0...
Any help would be appreciated, thanks
I don't remember learning this but was intrigued and found it explained on Wikipedia. Here is the link for Normal approximation and very close to the beginning of that is a link to Continuity correction.