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geometric distribution | |

—n | |

statistics See also Bernoulli trial the distribution of the number, x, of independent trials required to obtain a first success: where the probability in each is p, the probability that x = r is p(1-p), where ^{r--1}r = 1, 2, 3, …, with mean 1/p |

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