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Symbolic Formula

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  • Subject: [mg106328] Symbolic Formula
  • From: John <jwa0 at>
  • Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2010 04:17:39 -0500 (EST)

Mathematica 6, Windows XP

The left-hand-side of the equality appearing below is shorthand
notation for the the probability that would be computed, if the right
hand side was evaluated for specified values of n and p. The
appearance of  the equality is suitable for displaying in class on a

 Grid[{{"P(X=j|n,p)=", Binomial[n, j] // TraditionalForm ,
   "\!\(\*SuperscriptBox[\"p\", \
RowBox[{\"n\", \"-\", \"j\"}]]\)"}}, Frame -> True,
 Spacings -> {.5, 2},
 ItemStyle -> Directive[FontFamily -> "Tahoma", Bold, 24]]

The cumulative distribution function includes a summation sign on the
right-hand-side of the equality, but the appearance of my attempts to
insert the summation sign are not acceptable.

Appearance matters because the equality is displayed on a projector
and viewed by students in class.


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