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Unformatted text preview: A random variable is any rule that designates a certain number to every possible outcome within a sample space. A random variable is generated by associating each outcome of an experiment with a number by specifying a rule of association. This makes RV useful for describing variability and uncertainty because it provides a channel through which experimental outcomes are converted to a numerical function of the outcomes. And it is through numerical aspects of the data that statistical analysis, such as variability and probability, is made....
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2008 for the course CEE 3040 taught by Professor Stedinger during the Fall '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).
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