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 Name: Continuous Random Variables: Continuous Probability Functions ID: m16805 Language: English (en) Summary: This module introduces the continuous probability function and explores the relationship between the probability of X and the area under the curve of f(X). Subject: Mathematics and Statistics Keywords: area, continuous, distribution, elementary, functions, probability, random, statistics License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0 Authors: Copyright Holders: Maintainers: Latest version: 1.9 (history) First publication date: Jun 4, 2008 2:35 pm +0000 Last revision to module: May 25, 2012 6:20 am +0000

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## Version History

 Version: 1.9 May 25, 2012 6:20 am +0000 by Changes: `Continuous Random Variables: Continuous Probability Functions: Updated notation.` Version: 1.8 Feb 20, 2009 10:32 am +0000 by Changes: ` Continuous Random Variables: Continuous Probability Functions: Corrected 0 < X < 20 to read 0 <= X <= 20.` Version: 1.7 Jan 22, 2009 10:41 pm +0000 by Changes: ```Continuous Random Variables: Continuous Probability Functions: Took out the last sentence "The previous problem is an example of the uniform." probability distribution.``` Version: 1.6 Oct 27, 2008 12:17 pm +0000 by Changes: `roles updated` Version: 1.5 Jul 31, 2008 12:19 pm +0000 by Changes: `removed draft note` Version: 1.4 Jul 14, 2008 12:08 pm +0000 by Changes: `Removed image width parameters from media tags` Version: 1.3 Jul 7, 2008 12:17 pm +0000 by Changes: `post review updates` Version: 1.2 Jun 27, 2008 1:28 pm +0000 by Changes: `Roles changed` Version: 1.1 Jun 22, 2008 5:31 pm +0000 by Changes: `Initial publication`

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