Probability
Probability can be defined as the
chance of an event occurring or how
likely things are to happen.
Some terminologies
Probability experiment: any process that
generates a set of data . These data are the
outcomes of the experiment.
Sample Spac

School Of Computing and Mathematical
Sciences
Department of Mathematics
MTH514
Lecture One, Week Two
6/6/16
RAS
1
Objectives:
At the end of this lecture students should be
able to:
Determine the shape of distributions
(skewed, symmetric, uniform).
Const

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Chapter 2 Frequency Distributions and Graphs
4. In Data Analysis, select Histogram and click the [OK] button.
5. In the Histogram dialog box, type A1:A50 as the Input Range.
6. Select New Worksheet Ply, and check the Cumulative Percentage option. Click

School Of Computing and Mathematical
Sciences
Department of Mathematics
MTH514
Lecture Two, Week Two
6/6/16
RKM
1
Objectives:
At the end of this lecture students should be
able to:
Define and list commonly used measures
of central tendency.
Calculate me

School Of Computing and Mathematical
Sciences
Department of Mathematics
MTH514
Lecture Two, Week One
6/6/16
RAS
1
Basic Terms
An element or member of a sample or
population is a specific subject or object (for
example, a person, firm, item, state, or
cou

School Of Computing and Mathematical
Sciences
Department of Mathematics
MTH514
Lecture THREE, Week One
6/6/16
RAS
1
Objectives:
At the end of this lecture students should be
able to:
Define frequency & frequency distribution
Organize data using frequenc

School Of Computing and Mathematical
Sciences
Department of Mathematics
MTH514
Lecture One, Week Three
6/6/16
RKM
1
Objectives:
At the end of this lecture students should be
able to:
Define and list measures of dispersion
Define and calculate range
Def

School Of Computing and Mathematical
Sciences
Department of Mathematics
MTH514
Lecture One, Week One
6/6/16
RAS
1
Definition of Statistics?
Statistics is the process of collection, analysing,
presenting, and interpreting data and to make
decisions.
Why do

Example: Shopping
A total of 10,000 people visited the shopping mall over 12 hours:
Time (hours)
People
0
0
2
350
4
1100
6
2400
8
6500
10
8850
12
10,000
a) Estimate the 30th percentile (when 30% of the visitors had
arrived).
b) Estimate what percentile of