Ch 53: WEST Math: Discrete Probability Distributions

About This Chapter

Use the entertaining, fun video lessons in this chapter to study discrete probability distributions in preparation for your WEST Math assessment. If you have any questions about the information presented in this chapter, reach out to our instructors for assistance.

WEST Math: Discrete Probability Distributions - Chapter Summary

This chapter covers the topics related to discrete probability distributions that you need to know for the WEST Math certification assessment. Short, entertaining video lessons break down the following concepts:

  • How to calculate the expected value of a random variable
  • Discrete probability distributions
  • Binomial experiments and binomial probabilities
  • Binomial random variables

Use the video transcripts to hunt down key terms and ideas. Lesson quizzes offer you the opportunity to test your understanding of discrete probability distributions and pinpoint areas where additional review would be helpful. If you need any assistance, ask our instructors for help.

Objectives of the WEST Math: Discrete Probability Distributions Chapter

Use the resources in this chapter to master discrete probability distributions as you prepare for the WEST Math certification exam. Lesson quizzes offer the opportunity to assess your exam pace - questions are styled after the WEST format. You will have four hours and fifteen minutes to complete all 150 multiple-choice questions on the assessment.

Questions about statistics, probability and discrete mathematics account for 19% of your assessment score. The four remaining content domains are weighted as follows: mathematical processes and number sense (19%); patterns, algebra and functions (24%); measurement and geometry (19%); and trigonometry and calculus (19%).

9 Lessons in Chapter 53: WEST Math: Discrete Probability Distributions
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Random Variables: Definition, Types & Examples

1. Random Variables: Definition, Types & Examples

This lesson defines the term random variables in the context of probability. You'll learn about certain properties of random variables and the different types of random variables.

Finding & Interpreting the Expected Value of a Discrete Random Variable

2. Finding & Interpreting the Expected Value of a Discrete Random Variable

Discrete random variables appear in your life a lot more than you think. You can use expected values to find the probability of a discrete random variable, as shown in this lesson.

Developing Discrete Probability Distributions Theoretically & Finding Expected Values

3. Developing Discrete Probability Distributions Theoretically & Finding Expected Values

In this lesson, we will look at generating a theoretical probability distribution for a discrete random variable and introduce the concept of expected value.

Developing Discrete Probability Distributions Empirically & Finding Expected Values

4. Developing Discrete Probability Distributions Empirically & Finding Expected Values

In this lesson, we will look at creating a discrete probability distribution given a set of discrete data. We will also look at determining the expected value of the distribution.

Binomial Experiments: Definition, Characteristics & Examples

5. Binomial Experiments: Definition, Characteristics & Examples

Binomial experiments happen in your everyday life far more often than you might think. In this lesson, you will learn the characteristics of binomial experiments that will help you identify them.

Finding Binomial Probabilities Using Formulas: Process & Examples

6. Finding Binomial Probabilities Using Formulas: Process & Examples

You can find the probability of getting a certain number of successes when conducting a binomial experiment. In this lesson, you will learn how to find this information using the binomial probabilities formula.

Finding Binomial Probabilities Using Tables

7. Finding Binomial Probabilities Using Tables

A binomial probability table can look intimidating to use. However, it can make your life a lot easier when trying to figure out binomial probabilities. This lesson will teach you how to read those tables.

Mean & Standard Deviation of a Binomial Random Variable: Formula & Example

8. Mean & Standard Deviation of a Binomial Random Variable: Formula & Example

When working with binomial random variables and experiments, it is important to understand the mean and standard deviation. In this lesson, you will learn how to analyze binomial experiments using the mean and standard deviation of a binomial random variable.

Solving Problems with Binomial Experiments: Steps & Example

9. Solving Problems with Binomial Experiments: Steps & Example

Sometimes when conducting research you will need to use binomial experiments to solve problems. In this lesson, you will learn about binomial experiments and how to use probability to solve problems.

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