QQS1013 Elementary Statistics
4.2 DISCRETE RANDOM VARIABLE
A random variable that assumes countable values is called
discrete random variable.
Number of houses sold by a developer in a given month.
Number of cars rented at a rental shop during a given month.
Number of report received at the police station on a given day.
Number of fish caught on a fishing trip.
4.2 PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTION OF A DISCRETE RANDOM
The probability distribution of a discrete random variable lists
all the possible values that the random variable can assume and
their corresponding probabilities.
\u2022It is used to represent populations.
The probability distribution can be presented in the form of a
mathematical formula, a table or a graph.
Consider the table below. LetX be the number of vehicles owned by a randomly
selected family. Write the probability distribution ofX and graph for the data.
Chapter 4: Distribution of Random Variables