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Hypergeometric Probability
Hypergeometric probability is the probability that an n -trial
hypergeometric experiment
results in exactly x successes,
when the population consists of N items, k of which are
classified as successes.

Hypergeometric probability is denoted by h(x ; N , n , k )
and can be computed according to the hypergeometric formula below.

Hypergeometric Formula. Suppose a
population consists of

N items,

k of which are successes. And a
random sample drawn from that population consists on

n items,

x of
which are successes. Then the hypergeometric probability is:

h(x ; N , n ,
k ) = [ _{k} C_{x} ] [ _{N-k} C_{n-x} ] / [ _{
N
} C_{n} ]

where

_{k} C

_{x} is the combination of

k things taken

x at a time.