1. ## binomial experiments

Hi everyone I'm having a hard time understanding how to find the value of n, p, and q in this question. Any tips would be great. The question is: A state lottery randomly chooses six balls numbered from 1 to 40. You choose six numbers and purchase a lottery ticket. The random variable represents the number of matches on your ticket to the numbers drawn in the lottery.
I don't think this is a binomial experiment. Right?? I don't understand how to get the value of n, p, and q. Does any one know any tips to how to find this? Thank you,

2. Originally Posted by mkcar
Hi everyone I'm having a hard time understanding how to find the value of n, p, and q in this question. Any tips would be great. The question is: A state lottery randomly chooses six balls numbered from 1 to 40. You choose six numbers and purchase a lottery ticket. The random variable represents the number of matches on your ticket to the numbers drawn in the lottery.
I don't think this is a binomial experiment. Right?? I don't understand how to get the value of n, p, and q. Does any one know any tips to how to find this? Thank you,
My original post was incorrect, so I deleted it.

You're right, this is not a binomial experiment because the balls are not being replaced. So n, p and q do not apply.