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a RANDOM VARIABLE is...
a numerical measure of the outcome of a probability experiment, so its value is determined by chance
a DISCRETE RANDOM VARIABLE is...
a random variable that has either a finite number of possible values or a countable number of possible values
a CONTINUOUS RANDOM VARIABLE is...
a random variable that has a infinite number of possible values that is not countable
the PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTION of a random variable X provides...
the possible values of the random variable and their corresponding probabilities
a PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTION is...
a histogram in which the horizontal axis corresponds to the value of the random variable and the vertical axis represents the probability of that value of the random variable