a discrete probability distribution is defined by the function  P(X = x) = (x^2 + x) / 20 ; x = 1, 2, 3   a) use this information to fill in the second column in the table. The additional columns are for you to use as needed when finishing other parts of this problem. There may be an extra column.   x P ( X = x)         1           2           3           total             b) describe how you can determine that the algebraic function does indeed define a discrete probability   c) use another column on the table as needed to find the mean, also known as the expected value   d) Use another column on the table as needed to find quantities needed to calculate the standard deviation.

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a discrete probability distribution is defined by the function 

P(X = x) = (x^2 + x) / 20 ; x = 1, 2, 3

 

a) use this information to fill in the second column in the table. The additional columns are for you to use as needed when finishing other parts of this problem. There may be an extra column.

 

x P ( X = x)        
1          
2          
3          
total          

 

b) describe how you can determine that the algebraic function does indeed define a discrete probability

 

c) use another column on the table as needed to find the mean, also known as the expected value

 

d) Use another column on the table as needed to find quantities needed to calculate the standard deviation. 

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