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Unformatted text preview: the possible values of the random variable). Consider P[X=x] in place of P[A], or P[X ≤ x], P[0 ≤ X ≤ 5], P[X=0 or X=1 or X=2] There are two types of random variables (we need to be able to distinguish readily): we handle them similarly but not exactly the same way. Discrete random variables – take on only a countable number of values (typically whole numbers, but not necessarily) X=1, 2, or 3 Y = 0, 1, 2, 3, …. Continuous random variables – take on values on some interval of the real line 0 ≤ P ≤ 1 0 ≤ T < ∞ ∞ < Z < ∞ intro to probability...
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2012 for the course STAT 490 taught by Professor Boyer during the Spring '11 term at Kansas State University.
 Spring '11
 Boyer
 Statistics, Probability

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