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OM assignment

Analyse the various types of Probability distribution The histogram or stem-and-leaf plot is used to describe sample data. A sample is a collection of measurements selected from some larger source or population. For example, the 125 pistonring diameters in Table 13.7 are a sample of piston-ring diameters, selected from the manufacturing process. The population in this example is the collection of all piston rings produced by that process. By using statistical methods, we may be able to analyse the sample piston-ring diameter data and draw certain conclusions about the process that manufactures the rings. Thus, a probability distribution is a mathematical model that relates the value of the variable, with the probability of occurrence of that value in the population. In other words, we might visualise piston-ring diameter as a random variable. This is because it takes on different values in the population according to some random mechanism. Then, the probability distribution of ring diameter describes the probability of occurrence, of any value of ring diameter, in the population. Brief description of Discrete Distribution and Continuous Distribution Types of Probability Distribution Generally, a probability distribution is called discrete, if it is characterised by a probability mass function. Thus, the distribution of a random variable X is discrete. X is called a discrete random variable if: As u runs through the set of all possible values of X. There are two types of Probability Distribution:

1. Discrete Distribution Binomial (Bernoulli) Distribution

2. Continuous distributions

Normal Distribution

Discrete Distribution Vs. Continuous Distribution Conclusion