A breakdown of the 678 civil cases that were originally tried in front of a judge (rather than a jury) and appealed by either the plaintiff or defendant is repro- duced in the next table. Suppose each civil case is awarded points (positive or negative) based on the out- come of the appeal for the purpose of evaluating federal judges. If the appeal is affirmed or dismissed, +5 points are awarded. If the appeal of a plaintiff trial win is re- versed, -1 point is awarded. If the appeal of a defendant trial win is reversed, -3 points are awarded. Suppose one of the 678 cases is selected at random and the number, x, of points awarded is determined. Find and graph the probability distribution for x.
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