Confidence level of a probability measurement

Discussion in 'Probability' started by Misterbeets, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. Misterbeets

    Misterbeets Guest

    I have a problem I hope someone can help with.

    Suppose I have a piece of paper mounted in a frame and drop, say, six identical steel balls onto it, one at a time, in different locations, from the same height. Half of them penetrate.

    How confident am I that, for a large number of such tests, the probability of penetration is 50%?

    Thanks very much.
    Misterbeets, Oct 23, 2011
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    Ray Koopman Guest

    For a continuous real-valued parameter such as a probability, we can
    talk about our confidence that it lies within some interval, but not
    that it has some particular value. Look up binomial confidence
    Ray Koopman, Oct 25, 2011
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    Misterbeets Guest

    Thanks very much for your help.
    Misterbeets, Oct 31, 2011
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