Probability check

• January 7th 2011, 03:19 AM
Mathematicsfan
Probability check
I had an assignment and I got this part of equation:
$P^4*(1-P)^0$

Is it correct how I solved it ?
$= P^4-P^4$
remember the Power is 0
• January 7th 2011, 03:33 AM
chisigma
No matter which is $a$ is $a^{0}=1$ , so that...
• January 7th 2011, 03:43 AM
Mathematicsfan
so was it correct?
• January 7th 2011, 04:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Mathematicsfan
so was it correct?

How did you obtain $P^4-P^4\;\;?$
• January 8th 2011, 05:47 AM
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mathematicsfan
I had an assignment and I got this part of equation:
$P^4*(1-P)^0$

Is it correct how I solved it ?
$= P^4-P^4$
remember the Power is 0

There is a difference between

$P^4(1-P)^0$

and

$P^4\left(1-P^0\right)$