What is a discrete random variable and how does it differ from a continuous random variable? Give examples.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 9, 2019, 3:35 pm ad1c9bdddf
1. What is a discrete random variable and how does it differ from a continuous random variable? Give examples.
Discrete Random Variable
The outcome of an experiment need not be a number, for example, the outcome when a coin is tossed can be 'heads' or 'tails'. However, we often want to represent outcomes as numbers.
A random variable is a function that associates a unique numerical value with every outcome of an ...
This solution describes and compares a discrete random variable and a continuous random variable, which are also illustrated by examples.