Unformatted text preview: • Number of classes missed last week (possible outcomes are 0, 1, 2, 3, . .., up to some maximum number) • Amount won or lost when betting $1 on the Pennsylvania Daily number lottery Examples of continuous random variables: • Heights of individuals • Time to finish a test • Hours spent exercising last week. Note : In practice, we don't measure accurately enough to truly see all possible values of a continuous random variable. For instance, in reality somebody may have exercised 4.2341567 hours last week but they probably would round off to 4. Nevertheless, hours of exercise last week is inherently a continuous random variable....
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- Spring '11
- Probability distribution, Probability theory, $1, Pennsylvania, 4.2341567 hours