Chapters 4 - 6: Study Guide

  1. Use the multiplication principle to find the number of ways of doing something. Look at problems 4.1 - 4.17*.
  2. Work a problem using multiplication of combinations. Look at problems 4.54 - 4.56*.
  3. Supply the term being defined. You should know the following terms: (4) Combination, Permutation; (5) Complement of an event, Conditional probability, Dependent events, Event, Independent Events, Mutually exclusive events, Probability, Sample space; (6) Binomial experiment, Expected value, Hypergeometric distribution, Probability distribution, Random variable.
  4. Find some simple probabilities. Three parts. Look at problems 5.12 - 5.15*.
  5. Find some probabilities from a table. Two parts. Look at problems 5.50 - 5.58*.
  6. Find a probability using the multiplication rule. Look at problems 5.70 - 5.79*.
  7. Find conditional probabilities from a table. Two parts. Look at problems 5.104 - 5.106*.
  8. Given a distribution, determine if it is a probability distribution. Look at problems 6.6 - 6.11*.
  9. Find the mean, variance, and standard deviation for a probability distribution. Look at problems 6.38 - 6.46*.
  10. Find the expected value of a probability distribution. Look at problems 6.47 - 6.51*.
  11. Find some binomial probabilities. Three parts. Look at problems 6.66, 6.73 - 6.76*.
  12. Find the mean, variance, and standard deviation for a binomial distribution. Look at problem 6.76*.
  13. Find a hypergeometric probability. Look at problems 6.101 - 6.106*.
  14. Identify each pair of events as independent or dependent. Three parts. Look at problem 5.67*.
  15. Identify which are binomial distributions or can be reduced to binomial distributions. Five parts. Look at problem 6.63*.
  16. True-False. Four parts. Look at the Chapter tests at the end of chapters 4, 5, and 6*.
  17. Find probabilities of a poker hand. Two parts. This is an extended hypergeometric distribution problem.


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