Q:1 A discrete random variable x can assume five possible values: 2, 3, 5, 8 and 10. Its probability distribution is shown here:
x= 2, 3, 5, 8 , 10.
p(x)=0.15, 0.10, --- 0.25, 0.25
1.What is p(5)?
2.What is the probability that x equals 2 or 10?
There is no formula to calculate these, what you need is to understand the
concepts:
A. The sum of the probabilities of all the possible simple outcomes (a simple
outcome here means an element of the sample space) is 1.
B. The probability of one of a number of distinct simple outcomes occurring
is the sum of the probabilities of the individual simple outcomes.
RonL