**Example: Flip a fair coin 4 times
and let X count the number of tails showing.**

1. What is the value of n?

2. What is the value of p?

3. Describe the basic shape of this probability
distribution of X shown in your graph.

4. Would you expect all Binomial distributions to have this basic shape?
(Yes or No)

5. If you said "yes" for Question
4, explain your reasoning. If you said "no" for Question
4, then explain how you think the shape might change.

6. Slowly, change the values of the slider that represents the number
of trials, “n.” Describe what happens to the width, height,
and shape of the distribution as you make these changes.

7. Return the value of "n" to 10.
Slowly, change the value of the slider that represents the probability
of success, “p.” Describe what happens to the width, height
and shape of the distribution as you make these changes.

8. Change the value of "n" to 30. Slowly, change the probability
of success, "p", using the slider. Describe what happens to
the width, height and shape of the distribution as you make these changes.

9. Change the value of "n" to 60.
Slowly, change the probability of success, "p", using the
slider. Describe what happens to the width, height and shape of the
distribution as you make these changes

10. Now, continue to maneuver the sliders for "n" and "p" until
you believe you understand how the basic shape of binomial distribution
works based on each of these parameters. Describe the conclusion of what
you have discovered.

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