Statistics and Probability
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Discrete Random Variable, Distribution, Expectation, Standard Deviation, Tmm0102
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Education Standards (1)

Discrete Random Variable, Binomial Distribution

Module Overview

In this module we will learn about discrete random variables, their distributions and properties. Of specific interest would be a binomial random variable, its distribution and applications.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discrete random variable, distribution, mean and standard deviation
  • Binomial random variable and its distribution

Textbook Material - 

Chapter 4 – Probability Topics – Pages 239 - 257

Suggested Homework:

  • Discrete Random Variable - 69, 70, 74, 75, 76, 78, 96, 102
  • Binomial Distribution – Odds 88 - 111



Section 1: Chapter Exercises

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Section 2: Class Worksheet

Worksheet of problems on discrete random variables. Students will identify events of a random variable, find their probabilities to construct the distribution of the variable. Then they will find the mean and standard deviation of the variable and interpret the results.

Section 3: Lab - Discrete Random Variable

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Section 4: Key Terms