2010-11-19_023449_discussion1

# 2010-11-19_023449_discussion1 - 1 In your own words explain...

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1. In your own words, explain why perimeter is measured in units and area is measured in square units. Give examples to clarify your explanation. Why would we measure volume in cubic units? Perimeter is a one-dimensional measurement. Area is 2 dimensional; it is the length x length, or square units. Volume is three dimensional; it is length x length x length, or cubic units. Example: Measurements of a 10 ft long, 20 ft wide, 8ft tall room Perimeter = 10 ft + 20 ft + 10 ft + 20 ft = 60 ft. Area = 10 ft x 20 ft = 200 sq ft. Volume= 10 ft x 20 ft x 8 ft = 1600 cubic ft. 2. How well we understand the difference between empirical and theoretical probability is an important part of our ability to apply probability to a real world set of data. What is the difference between empirical and theoretical probability? Give two to three examples of professions where probability could be used. Explain your answer. Empirical probabilities are estimated from observation. They are based on how often an event occurs after

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## This note was uploaded on 04/27/2011 for the course MATH 150 taught by Professor N/a during the Spring '11 term at Kaplan University.

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