Chapter 5
Discrete Probability Distributions
Learning Objectives
1.
Understand the concepts of a random variable and a probability distribution.
2.
Be able to distinguish between discrete and continuous random variables.
3.
Be able to compute and interpret the expected value, variance, and standard deviation for a discrete
random variable.
4.
Be able to compute and work with probabilities involving a binomial probability distribution.
5.
Be able to compute and work with probabilities involving a Poisson probability distribution.
6.
Know when and how to use the hypergeometric probability distribution.
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