# Last question on chebyshev's inequality

• Jul 17th 2009, 09:27 PM
roshanhero
Last question on chebyshev's inequality
If X is the number scored in a throw of a fair die,show that the Chebyshev's inequality gives
$P(\mid X-\mu\mid >2.5)<0.47$
Where $\mu$ is the mean of X,while the actual probability is zero.
• Jul 18th 2009, 01:01 AM
mr fantastic
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Originally Posted by roshanhero
If X is the number scored in a throw of a fair die,show that the Chebyshev's inequality gives
$P(\mid X-\mu\mid >2.5)<0.47$
Where $\mu$ is the mean of X,while the actual probability is zero.

I don't see where the trouble could be here. Where are you stuck?

You should know how to calculate the standard deviation $\sigma$ of the number scored.

So solve $k \sigma = 2.5$ for k and then substitute this value of k into the right hand side of the Chebyshev inequality given here: Chebyshev's inequality - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia