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Eric Plante
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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(N-D, n-k) / C(N,n)

formula represented by C?

Thanks
Mike1170

Joined: 17 Sep 2005
Posts: 74

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(N-D, n-k) / 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! / ( (N-n)! x n! ) where ! = factorial n! = n x (n-1) x (n-2)
x ... x 1.
Also 0!=1

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