# multinomial distribution

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## Summary

The multinomial distribution is a generalization of the binomial distribution to the case where each of the events may take on more than two possible values.

## Context

This concept has the prerequisites:

- binomial distribution (The multinomial distribution is a generalization of the binomial distribution.)
- multinomial coefficients (Multinomial coefficients are used to define the multinomial distribution.)

## Core resources (read/watch one of the following)

## -Paid-

→ Probability and Statistics

An introductory textbook on probability theory and statistics.

Location:
Section 5.11, "The multinomial distribution," pages 309-312

Additional dependencies:

- covariance

## See also

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