COUNTING PRINCIPLES AND PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTIONS
Odds you can count on
This chapter will build on the fundamental concepts of probability explored in Chapter 4, with an ultimate goal of analyzing probability distributions, a collection of discrete probabilities for an event. As a means to that end, the chapter introduces three additional probability concepts: the Fundamental Counting Principle, permutations, and combinations.
If you’ve worked through Chapter 4 (and if you haven’t, you should do that before starting this chapter), you can find the probability of choosing certain cards from a standard deck (a diamond, a queen, or a red card, for example). In this chapter, you’ll deal with slightly more complicated experiments that require ...