MATH_221_HOMEWORK_05_HINTS_FA_09

MATH_221_HOMEWORK_05_HINTS_FA_09 - MATH 221 Statistics for...

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MATH 221 Statistics for Decision - Making Assignment 5    Student Name Answer Hints Section  Instructor Due Date  Part 1 2 3 4 Total Maximum  Points 25   points 25   points 25   points 25   points 100   points Your Score    Textbook Reading Assignment Thoroughly read Chapter(s) 4 in your  Statistics  textbook.     Part 1 Glossary Terms - Probability Distributions Define, in detail, each of these glossary terms from the realm of statistics and mathematics, in general.  If applicable, use examples to support your definitions.   Consult your notes or course textbook(s) as references or the Internet by visiting Web sites such as: http://www.askjeeves.com http://www.bing.com http://www.encarta.com     (a) Binomial Probability Is characterized by three parameters, the number of trials, the probability of a single  success and the number of successes.  It is a discrete type of probability and  a continuous one. (b) e ( Euler’s Number ) e is the base number of the natural number system and is given as 2.718281828 … it is used in the calculation of various probability density function including the Poisson  pdf. (c) Geometric Distribution Is a type of discrete probability distribution defined as f(x) = p ( 1 – p )  n  where N = 0 , 1 , 2 , . . .  (d) Probability Density Function (e) Poisson Probability Density Function
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