Biostatistics Lecture 4

42 why do we talk about ranges of values rather than

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Unformatted text preview: 0 is .42. Why do we talk about ranges of values rather than a specific value? That is, why would I ask a question like “What is the probability that the height of someone in our class is between 70 and 72 inches?” rather than “What is the probability that the height of someone in our class is exactly 71 inches?” See the note on the top half of Book Page 101. The probability that a height is exactly 71 inches is ____. This is similar to how the probability that a randomly chosen number is exactly 938...
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