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18: Random Variables

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    • Eric Lehman, F. Thomson Leighton, & Alberty R. Meyer
    • Google and Massachusetts Institute of Technology via MIT OpenCourseWare
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    Thus far, we have focused on probabilities of events. For example, we computed the probability that you win the Monty Hall game or that you have a rare medical condition given that you tested positive. But, in many cases we would like to know more. For example, how many contestants must play the Monty Hall game until one of them finally wins? How long will this condition last? How much will I lose gambling with strange dice all night? To answer such questions, we need to work with random variables.

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