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STAT 2004, Week 5 Notes: Probability

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STAT 2004, Week 5 Notes: Probability STAT 2004

Mara DePena
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These notes cover the first week of probability and go over the Law of Large Numbers and how to calculate probability. The notes include two example problems with guided solutions.
Introductory Statistics
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Statistics, introductory, Probability, law of large numbers, addition, multiplication, calculate, Disjoint, independent, Cards, die, dice, mutually, exclusive
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Mara DePena on Sunday February 21, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to STAT 2004 at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University taught by Metzger in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 27 views. For similar materials see Introductory Statistics in Statistics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.


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Date Created: 02/21/16
STAT 2004 WEEK 5  A bar plot is used to summarize categorical variables. PROBABILITY The proportion of times an outcome would occur if repeated infinitely many times.  Sample space- Represents possible outcomes.  Law of Large Numbers- As the number of trials increases, the estimate goes closer to the true probability. In other words, as a sample size increases. A statistic gets closer to the parameter it is estimating.  Example problem one: Find P(7) (probability of rolling a 7) with two fair independent dice. o How can a 7 be rolled?  S (sample space)= {(1,6) or (2,5) or (3,4) or (6,1) or (5,2) or (4,3)} o Mutually exclusive/disjoint- Cannot both happen together. (Ex: Sanders and Bush cannot both be elected president.) In this example, you cannot get two of these results at the same time.  Addition Rule of Disjoint Outcomes- If A1 and A2 represent two disjoint outcomes, then the probability that one of them occurs is given by P(A1 or A2) = P(A1) + P(A2).  In this example we add the individual probabilities for each pair, and multiple the probabilities for each die.  {(1,6) or (2,5) or (3,4) or (6,1) or (5,2) or (4,3)}= (1/6) x (1/6) + (1/6) x (1/6) +(1/6) x (1/6) +(1/6) x (1/6) = 6/36 or 1/6  A summary of the rules… o If A and B are disjoint…  P(A or B)= P(A) + P(B) o If A and B are independent (knowledge of one doesn’t affect knowledge of the other)…  P(A and B)= P(A) x P(B) o If A and B are not disjoint…  P(A or B)= P(A) + P(B) – P(A and B)  Example problem two: o We have 52 card deck. It consists of the numbers 1-10 and jacks, queens, kings, and aces. Suits are diamond and heart (red), and club and spade (black). o What is the probability of having a red King?  There are 52 cards, and two red Kings: the King of Diamonds and the King of Hearts. Therefore P(red King)= 2/52. o What is the probability of drawing a card that is red or a King?  P(red or King)= P(R) + P(K) – P(R and K)  (26/52) + (4/52) – (2/52)= 28/52


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