Posted by mom on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 11:03am.
Determine whether each of the distributions given below represents a probability distribution. Justify your answer.
(A)
x 1 2 3 4
P(x) 1/5 5/12 1/3 1/6
(B)
x 3 6 8
P(x) 0.2 2/5 0.3
(C)
x 20 35 40 50
P(x) 0.3 0.1 0.5 0.3

statistics  MathGuru, Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 9:18pm
Here are some hints:
P(x) must add up to 1. Also, all numerical values for P(x) must be between 0 and 1. These two properties need to be satisfied for these problems to be considered a probability distribution.
I'll let you take it from here. (Here is another hint: only one of these problems fits the criteria.)
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