Random Variables

Continuous a random variable is discrete if it has a

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Unformatted text preview: tain situations. —༉  Thus we need to use the language of Probability. —༉  “Probability theory is nothing but common sense reduced to calculation.” Pierre- Simon Laplace Statistics: Unlocking the Power of Data Lock5 Examples of Uncertainty Situations —༉  If a driver is involved in an accident, what is the chance he or she is under 25 years old? —༉  If a man in the US lives until his 60th birthday, what is the probability that he lives to be at least 90 years old? —༉  What is the age distribution of the US population? —༉  If a 40 year- old woman has a positive mammogram, what is the probability that she actually has breast cancer? Statistics: Unlocking the Power of Data Lock5...
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