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Eric Plante science forum beginner
Joined: 13 Jun 2006
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Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 2:13 am Post subject:
Hypergeometric Distribution



Hi,
Someone posted this Hypergeometric Distribution formula
C(D,k)*C(ND, nk) / C(N,n)
and a wikipedia link but that link didn't answer this questio:, what is the
formula represented by C?
Thanks 

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Mike1170 science forum addict
Joined: 17 Sep 2005
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Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 2:55 am Post subject:
Re: Hypergeometric Distribution



"Eric Plante" wrote in message
Quote:  Hi,
Someone posted this Hypergeometric Distribution formula
C(D,k)*C(ND, nk) / C(N,n)
and a wikipedia link but that link didn't answer this questio:, what is
the formula represented by C?
Thanks
C(N,n) represents the number of combinations of N things taken n at a time. 
C(N,n) = N! / ( (Nn)! x n! ) where ! = factorial n! = n x (n1) x (n2)
x ... x 1.
Also 0!=1 

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