Chances Are: A Primer on Probability

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Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2004 - Mathematics - 107 pages

For courses in Introductory Statistics (algebra-based) or Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences.

This friendly, informative reference is the only book on probability available at this level i.e., it does not require a calculus background or even algebra to understand. Ideal when used as a supplement on probability in an introductory Statistics, Finite Mathematics or Liberal Arts Math course. It uses easy-to-understand language and examples that foster an appreciation for probability in our daily lives. Its goal is to present concrete examples in probability theory that will be useful and interesting to the student.

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Contents

The Numbers of Probability
1
Calculating Simple Probabilities
13
Compound Probability
27
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About the author (2004)

Susan Wagner, Ph.D, has been teaching mathematics for over 40 years. She is currently Dean of the Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Division at the Annandale Campus of Northern Virginia Community College.

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