Chapter 5: Sampling Distributions

In this chapter, you'll learn:

  • To list all possible outcomes for a chance process in a systematic way
  • To use the Addition Rule to compute the probability that event A or event B (or both) occurs
  • To use the Multiplication Rule to compute the probability that event A and event B both occur
  • To compute conditional probabilities, the probability that event B occurs given that event A occurs

As you work through the chapter, you will see a number of problems involving coins, cards, and dice. These familiar devices effectively demonstrate fundamental principles that apply to many probabilistic situations. As you gain understanding, you?ll be able to apply what you've learned to new statistical problems.