# Probability For Dummies

John Wiley & Sons, Jul 5, 2006 - Mathematics - 384 pages
Packed with practical tips and techniques for solving probability problems

Increase your chances of acing that probability exam -- or winning at the casino!

Whether you're hitting the books for a probability or statistics course or hitting the tables at a casino, working out probabilities can be problematic. This book helps you even the odds. Using easy-to-understand explanations and examples, it demystifies probability -- and even offers savvy tips to boost your chances of gambling success!

Discover how to
* Conquer combinations and permutations
* Understand probability models from binomial to exponential
* Make good decisions using probability
* Play the odds in poker, roulette, and other games

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Students in my (noncalculus) statistics course are often puzzled why the square root of 12 is the denominator in the standard deviation of the uniform distribution, so I was hoping to find a clear discussion in this book to recommend to them. Sadly the limited preview has blanked out the relevant pages, so my plan is foiled.

### Contents

 Part I The Certainty of Uncertainty Probability Basics 7 Part II Counting on Probability and Betting to Win 65 Part III From A to Binomial Basic Probability Models 129 Part IV Taking It Up a Notch Advanced Probability Models 233 Part V For the Hotshots Continuous Probability Models 283
 Part VI The Part of Tens 311 Appendix Tables for Your Reference 333 Index 343 Copyright