# What is the difference between a normal distribution, binomial distribution, and a Poisson distribution?

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#### Answer:

While in Binomial and Poisson distributions have discreet random variables, the Normal distribution is a continuous random variable. Poisson and Normal distribution are special cases of Binomial distribution.

#### Explanation:

While in Binomial and Poisson distributions have discreet random variables, the Normal distribution is a continuous random variable.

Binomial distribution (with parameters

Poisson distribution can be derived from the binomial distribution. It is nothing more than the limiting case of the Binomial where

Normal distribution is a continuous distribution, completely described by two parameters