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Ron Larson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305860919

Chapter 9, Problem 8RE

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**Kittens** Use the frequency distribution in Exercise 6 to find the probability distribution for the random variable.

**Kittens** A cat has a litter of four kittens. Let *x* represent the number of male kittens.

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0 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |

n(x) |

To determine

**To calculate:** The probability distribution of the random variable *x* which is defined as the number of male kittens in a litter of four kittens using the frequency distribution.

**Given Information:**

A cat has a litter of four kittens. The random variable *x* is defined as the number of male kittens.

**Formula used:**

The probability of a random variable *x* is defined as,

Here, *x* and *S*.

**Calculation:**

Consider that a cat has a litter of four kittens.

Define the random variable *x* as the number of male kittens.

For a kitten with litter of four kittens, there will be 16 possible combinations of males and females. So, the sample space is:

As the random variable *x* is defined as the number of male kittens in the litter, the possible values of number of occurrence of male kittens in all the outcomes are

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