# Probability of given number success events in several Bernoulli trials

Gives the probability of k success outcomes in n Bernoulli trials with given success event probability.

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For example, we have a box with five balls: 4 white balls and one black. Every time, we take one ball and then put it back. How do we determine the probability of taking a black ball two times of 10 trials?

The experiment, which has two outcomes, "success" (taking black ball) or "failure" (taking white one), is called **Bernoulli trial**. The experiment with a fixed number n of Bernoulli trials, each with probability p, which produces k success outcomes, is called a binomial experiment.

Probability of k successes in n Bernoulli trials is given as:

where p - is a probability of each success event, - Binomial coefficient or number of combinations k from n

The details are below the calculator.

Probability of taking black ball in k first trials of n total trials is given as:

it's a probability of only one possible combinations. According to combinatorics formulas the following k success combinations number is possible in n trials: see Combinatorics – combinations, arrangements and permutations.

Number of success events k in n statistically independent binomial trials is a random value with the binomial distribution, see: Binomial distribution, probability density function, cumulative distribution function, mean and variance

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