# Discrete Random Variable and Continuous Random Variable

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What is a discrete random variable and how does it differ from a continuous random variable? Give examples.

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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 ...

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This solution describes and compares a discrete random variable and a continuous random variable, which are also illustrated by examples.

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