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    How to approach statistics

    Hello,

    If anyone can give me tips, suggestions and anything else on how a statistics problem is approached.

    When I was taking my online class I had no problem following the problems in the book but once I was on my own and the problems differed I had no idea what to do with the information or why it was done a different way.
    I don't know if my problem is not knowing how to apply the information or if it's my way of thinking. I have no clue on what I'm doing wrong.

    If anyone can guide me through the thought process. Or tell me if I need to study other material in order to comprehend statistics would be very helpful.

    Thanks in advance
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    It really depends on the level and type of statistics you are trying. Do you have an example of a question that was giving you a hard time?
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    1) If an apple is hanging from a string and 3 flies land on it, find the probability that all three are on points that are within the same hemisphere?

    I don't understand why I don't use all three flies in the process to calculate the answer. I see all three flies and I want to use all three flies. I know now, that I only use the two other flies and I want to know what the thinking process is. I obviously couldn't see it so how does someone see that?
    Last edited by arsu90011; April 7th 2010 at 01:34 AM. Reason: explaining
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