9 terms

Discrete Random Variable

A random variable that takes a fixed set of possible values with gaps between.

Geometric

A _____ arises when we perform independent trials of the same chance process and record the number of trials until a particular outcome occurs.

Continuous Random Variable

A random variable that takes on all values in an interval of numbers

Random Variable

A _____ takes numerical values that describe the outcomes of some chance process.

Linear Transformation

A ____ occurs when we add/subtract and multiply/divide by a constant.

Probability Distribution

The _____ of a random variable gives its possible values and their probabilities.

Independent Random Variables

knowing whether an event in X has occurred tells us nothing about the occurance of an event involving Y

Expected Value

The mean of a random variable is called its ______

Binomial Random Variable

the count X of successes in a binomial setting is ____