A random variable in probability theory is a variable that takes on some value subject to chance. Random variables are also known as stochastic variables. So, a random variable does not have a set value. Instead it can take on a set of values. Each value in the set is associated with a certain probability that the random variable will take on that value. For example, the result of a dice throw can be thought of as a random variable. It has no fixed value, but it can take on any of the values 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. Each of these values has an associated probability of one sixth. This combination of probability and values makes up a probability distribution of the random variable. The above dice example is an example of a discrete random variable whereby each value is discretely separated from the next. Conversely, we can also have continuous random variables such as time. The probability distribution for a discrete random variable is called a probability density function.

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### Probability Axioms and Counting

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### Calculating confidence interval for proportions

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### Descriptive Statistics Frequency..

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### Analyzing a Probability Experiment

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### Testing the Significance Level and Interpreting the P-Value

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### Steps on calculating the probability under the standard normal distribution

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### Inventory Management and Control for Apple Inc.

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### Step-by-Step Method for the Calculation of Probabilities

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### mean, median, and mode of newspapers sold

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### Describing data as it keeps track of time

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### Finding the Probability of Occurrence

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### Sample of Checking Randomly

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### Difference Between Mean and Median

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### The "birthday problem" in probability theory

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