Posted by Amanda on .
Suppose a baseball player had 211 hits in a season. In the given probability distribution, the random variable X represents the number of hits the player obtained in the game.
x P(x)
0 0.1879
1 0.4106
2 0.2157
3 0.1174
4 0.0624
5 0.0060
a.) Compute and interpret the mean of the random variable X
b.) Compute the standard deviation of the random variable X.

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Sarah,
To calculate the mean we add up all of the numbers and divide by the total number amount for e.g. you have 5 numbers here. Add them up and divide by 5
b) The standard deviation is that complicating equation. You can check this on google to get the exact formula and i think if you type in standard deviation calculator you can plug in the numbers on the website and check this with your answer 
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Kuai,
µ= x * p(x)
= 0(0.11879) + 1( 0.4106) + 2(0.2157) + 3(0.1174) + 4 (0.0624) + 5(0.0060) = ?
σ^2 = x^2 * p(x)
= 0^2(0.11879) + 1^2(0.4106) + 2^2(0.2157) + 3^2(0.1174) + 4^2(0.0624) + 5^2(0.0060) = ?
sd = sqrt( σ^2 (µ^2))