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Random Variables

In an experiment, each outcome can be associated with a single number by using a rule of association, or random variable. By converting outcomes to numbers, we can use mathematics to give us insight into the experiment or study being conducted.

 

NOTE:\ We usually denote random variables with capital letters, e.g., the random variables X or Y.

EXAMPLE:\ Consider the following random variables:


 

 

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