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

Random Variables:

A random variable is a function that associates a unique numerical value with every outcome of an experiment. The value of the random variable will vary from trial to trial as the experiment is repeated.

A random variable has either an associated probability distribution (discrete random variable) or probability density function ...

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This solution explains the discrete random variable and how does it differs from the continuous random variable. An excellent illustrative example is also provided.

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