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Old 2003-12-13, 02:04   #1
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Default Help with Math Problem

I'm preparing for a Math Exam next Monday and this is a problem on a Past Paper. Could someone help me out (but don't provide the answer, just a hint please)?

A coin is biased so that when it is tossed the probability of obtaining heads is 2/3. The coin is tossed 1800 times. Let X be the number of heads obtained. Find:

a) The mean value of X

b) The standard deviation of X

Of course, a) is easy to find. The mean of X = (2/3)*1800 = 1200.
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