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By James H.C. Creighton

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ISBN-13: 9781461264316

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Welcome to new territory: A path in likelihood versions and statistical inference. the idea that of likelihood isn't new to you after all. you will have encountered it when you consider that adolescence in video games of chance-card video games, for instance, or video games with cube or cash. and also you find out about the "90% likelihood of rain" from climate studies.

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Given one of these two numbers, you can immediately calculate the other; so you learn nothing new. Then why have two numbers at all? Purely for convenience. Square roots are algebraically a nuisance, and so, in computations, the variance is easier to work with. On the other hand, the units of the variance are squared. Therefore, in your final answer or in real-world discussions where the units may be mentioned, the standard deviation is better. After all, you don't usually talk about "squared dollars" or "squared cities"!

It's not hard: ~X simply means sum the values of X. " For example, if you toss the sequence H,H, T,H, T,H,H,H, T,H X would be 1,1,0,1,0,1,1,1,0,1. Because these zeros and ones add to seven, ~X is seven, telling us that there are seven heads. Note how so simple a random variable as X, taking only the values zero and one, is a very convenient abstraction. Using it and the summation notation, we can write ~X, a mathematical expression which represents the number of heads tossed, no matter what that number might be.

B) Which simple rule calculates P(2 :S X :S 5)? Explain. 3 On one draw of a card from a well-shuffled deck of 52 playing cards, what's the probability that you do NOT draw an eight? Do this (a) directl y, by just counting, (b) using one of our three probability rules. 4 Let D be the event a person has a certain disease. Let T be the event that a test for the disease is positive, indicating the person tested has the disease. 99. This is the "sensitivity" of the test. 98. This is the "specificity" of the test.

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