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Chapter 5: Discrete Random Variables and Their Probability Distributions Bin Wang [email protected] Department of Mathematics and Statistics University of South Alabama Mann E6 1/13

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5.1 Random variables Definition (random variable) A random variable is a variable whose value is determined by the outcome of a random experiment. Mann E6 2/13
5.1 Random variables Definition (random variable) A random variable is a variable whose value is determined by the outcome of a random experiment. Definition (Discrete random variable) A random variable that assumes countable values is called a discrete random variable. Mann E6 2/13

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5.1 Random variables Definition (random variable) A random variable is a variable whose value is determined by the outcome of a random experiment. Definition (Discrete random variable) A random variable that assumes countable values is called a discrete random variable. Definition (Continuous random variable) A random variable that can assume any value contained in one or more intervals is called a continuous random variable.
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