Developing Continuous Probability Distributions Theoretically & Finding Expected Values


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Which of the following is TRUE about continuous random variables?

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1. Which of the following situations is best modeled by a discrete random variable?

2. To compute the expected value of a discrete probability distribution, which of the following is used?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Inside this quiz you will find questions that cover random variables. Questions also deal with types of probability distribution.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Demonstrate your knowledge of:

  • Facts about random variables
  • Computing probability distribution
  • Random variable types

Skills Practiced

You can get the most benefit from this quiz by practicing:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on developing continuous probability distributions
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main types of random variables, such as continuous random variables and discrete random variables
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast probability distributions from the lesson, such as discrete probability distribution and continuous probability distribution

Additional Learning

Further information about this subject is found in the lesson titled Developing Continuous Probability Distributions Theoretically & Finding Expected Values. This gives you the opportunity to learn about:

  • Examples of random and discrete variables in the real world
  • Gaussian distribution
  • Formulas for determining probability distribution