Chapter 5. Probability Distributions

5.1 Probability Distributions for Discrete Variables

5.2 The Binomial and Poisson Probability Distributions

5.3 Continuous Probability Distributions and the Normal Distribution

5.4 The Normal Probability Plot

Important Equations

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In Chapter 4, you learned to use the rules of probability to calculate the chance that a particular event would occur. In many situations, you can use specific probability models to estimate the probability that particular events would occur.

5.1 Probability Distributions for Discrete Variables

A probability distribution for a variable summarizes or models the probabilities associated with the events for that variable. The form the distribution takes ...

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