# What are the advantages of a simulation over an exact binomial calculation?

Let's say that I want to calculate the probability of achieving more than 8 heads in 10 coin tosses. The easiest and most accurate way will be to simply use the binomial distribution and sum the probability of getting 9 an 10 heads.

However, it is also possible to simulate numerous coin tosses and then see which proportion of those answers our question. In which general scenario (doesn't have to be restricted to coin tosses) would this method of simulation be better than using the binomial and why?