How to construct a probability distribution
Constructing a probability distribution is easy. This how to article will guide you through the steps of creating probability distributions.
Sample question: “Construct a probability distribution for the following scenario: the probability of a sausage making machine producing 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 misshapen sausages per day are 0.09, 0.07, 0.1, 0.04,0.12, and 0.02.”
- Step 1: Write down the number of “widgets” given on one horizontal line.
In this case, we have “misshapen sausages”.
- Step 2: Directly underneath the first line, write the result of the given function.
For example, the probability of the sausage machine producing 0 misshapen sausages a day is 0.09, so write “0.09″ directly under “0″.