Finding & Interpreting the Expected Value of a Continuous Random Variable


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For which of the following random processes would you define a discrete random variable?

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1. Why would height be defined by a continuous random variable?

2. What do we call a graph of probabilities associated with all the possible values taken by a continuous random variable?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can use this quiz and printable worksheet to assess your understanding of continuous random variables and their expected values. Probability distribution function, expected value and random variables will be the focal points of this quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions will inquire regarding:

  • Processes with discrete random variables
  • Probability distribution function
  • Expected value
  • Continuous random variables
  • Solving for expected value

Skills Practiced

These assessments will exercise the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about solving for expected values in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about continuous random variables
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding probability distribution functions and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on continuous random variables

Additional Learning

To continue learning about this math subject, be sure to study the accompanying lesson titled Finding & Interpreting the Expected Value of a Continuous Random Variable. This lesson will cover the following goals:

  • Define random variables, probability density function, expected value and other terminology
  • Differentiate between discrete and continuous random variables
  • Explain how to find expected values of a probability density function
  • Solve for expected value in examples given in the lesson