#### 1. Introduction

A probability distribution represents the possible outcomes of a statistical experiment and the likelihood of each outcome occurring. It’s a foundational concept in statistics and provides insights into the patterns and behaviors of random variables.

### 2. Types of Probability Distributions

#### a. Discrete Probability Distribution

Example: Uniform Distribution (Rolling a fair die)

• Each face of the die has an equal probability of 1/6

Example: Binomial Distribution (Flipping a coin)

• If you flip a fair coin 20 times, the number of “heads” follows a binomial distribution with

trials and  probability of success.

#### b. Continuous Probability Distribution

Example: Uniform Distribution (Selecting a random number)

• Choosing a number between 0 and 1, where all numbers have an equal chance of being chosen.

Example: Normal Distribution (Heights of people)

• The heights of adult males in a population, if normally distributed, describe the variability of heights.

#### 3. Key Concepts Explained with Examples

##### a. Probability Mass Function (PMF)
• Discrete Variables
• Example: The probability of rolling a specific number on a fair six-sided die. Each outcome has a probability of 1/6
##### b. Probability Density Function (PDF)
• Continuous Variables
• Example: The distribution of heights in a population, where the PDF shows the relative likelihood of different heights.
##### c. Cumulative Distribution Function (CDF)
• Example: The probability that a person chosen at random is below a certain height.

#### 4. Conclusion

Understanding probability distributions is essential for interpreting and predicting real-world phenomena. From the roll of a die to the height of individuals in a population, probability distributions offer a structured way to analyze randomness and variability.

By recognizing different types of distributions and how they function, beginners can gain a strong foundation in statistical reasoning and data analysis.

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