The probability distribution for the random variable x follows X.         f (x) 20.         0.21 25.      0.13 30.         0.30 36        0.36 a) what is the probability that...

 The probability distribution for the random variable x follows

X.         f (x)

20.         0.21

25.      0.13

30.         0.30

36        0.36

a) what is the probability that x=30 ( to 2 decimals)?

b) what is the probability that x is less than or equal to 25 ( to 2 decimal)?

c) what is the probability that x is greater than 30 ( to 2 decimal places)?

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gsenviro eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Using the given probability distribution of the discrete variable, x:

1) Probability that x =30 is given as 0.30 (can be directly read from the given data). 

2) Probability that x is less than or equal to 25 = probability that x is less than 25 + probability that x is equal to 25 = 0.21 + 0.13 = 0.34

3) Probability that x is greater than 30 = 0.36 (Same as probability of x =36, since this is the only value of x, greater than 30, for which the value of f(x) is given.).

We can also cross-check the overall result. The 3 statements account for the probabilities of the instances of x less than 30, x equal to 30 and x greater than 30; which should obviously be 1 (as it covers all the possible values of x). The same is the sum of probabilities of the three cases.

hope this helps. 

realhomeskilletffs | Student

A.) .30

B.) .34

C.) .36