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Learn by Doing – Conditional Probability and the General Multiplication Rule

Published: Jan 29th, 2013

An overheating engine can quickly cause serious damage to a car, and therefore a dashboard red warning light is supposed to come on if that happens. In a certain model […]

Learn by Doing – Tests for Independent Events

Learn by Doing – Tests for Independent Events

Published: Jan 29th, 2013

It is vital that a certain document reach its destination within one day. To maximize the chances of on-time delivery, two copies of the document are sent using two services, service […]

Learn by Doing – A Surprising Result using Probability Rule Six?

Published: Jan 27th, 2013

A fair coin is tossed 10 times. Which of the following two outcomes is more likely? (a) HHHHHHHHHH (b) HTTHHTHTTH This document is linked from Conditional Probability and Independence.

Learn by Doing – Extending Probability Rule Six

Published: Jan 27th, 2013

    This document is linked from Conditional Probability and Independence.

Learn by Doing: Independent Events

Published: Jan 27th, 2013

    This document is linked from Conditional Probability and Independence.

Learn By Doing – Periodontal Status and Gender

Published: Jan 23rd, 2013

Here again is the table regarding the periodontal status of individuals and their gender. Periodontal status refers to gum disease where individuals are classified as either healthy, have gingivitis, or […]

Learn By Doing – Finding P(A and B) #1

Published: Jan 22nd, 2013

    Hint This document is linked from Basic Probability Rules.

Learn By Doing – Probability Rule Four

Published: Jan 8th, 2013

Recall the blood type example: Here is some additional information A person with type A can donate blood to a person with type A or AB. A person with type B can donate blood to a person […]

Learn By Doing: Tossing a Fair Coin Three Times

Published: Jan 7th, 2013

This document is linked from Basic Probability Rules.

Learn By Doing – Relative Frequency

Published: Jan 7th, 2013

Background Recall from the introduction to probability section the birthday problem, which was presented as an example of when probability is counterintuitive. In particular, recall that we asked: “What is […]