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 Name: Discrete Random Variables: Geometric (optional) ID: m16822 Language: English (en) Summary: This module describes the geometric experiment and the geometric probability distribution. This module is included in the Collaborative Statistics textbook/collection as an optional lesson. Subject: Mathematics and Statistics Keywords: discrete, distribution, elementary, function, geometric, probability, random, statistics, variable License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0 Authors: Copyright Holders: Maintainers: Latest version: 1.16 (history) First publication date: May 29, 2008 12:16 pm -0500 Last revision to module: May 27, 2012 4:02 am -0500

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## Version History

 Version: 1.16 May 27, 2012 4:02 am -0500 by Changes: `Discrete Random Variables: Geometric (optional): Updated notation.` Version: 1.15 May 22, 2012 10:01 am -0500 by Changes: `Discrete Random Variables: Geometric (optional): Updated wording, the 4th example and the graph.` Version: 1.14 Mar 14, 2012 10:48 am -0500 by Changes: `Module: Discrete Random Variables: Geometric (optional): Updated license agreement.` Version: 1.13 Feb 7, 2009 3:30 pm -0600 by Changes: `Discrete Random Variables: Geometric (optional): Added the glossary item Geometric to the module.` Version: 1.12 Jan 25, 2009 6:35 pm -0600 by Changes: `Discrete Random Variables: Geometric (optional): Changed a solution to read, "1, 2, 3, ... instead of "0, 1, 2, ...."` Version: 1.11 Jan 21, 2009 5:58 pm -0600 by Changes: `Discrete Random Variables: Geometric (optional): Corrected Example 1.` Version: 1.10 Jan 21, 2009 5:43 pm -0600 by Changes: `Discrete Random Variables: Geometric (optional): Defined the geometric random variable X. ` Version: 1.9 Oct 27, 2008 1:50 pm -0500 by Changes: `roles updated` Version: 1.8 Jul 31, 2008 9:49 am -0500 by Changes: `removed draft note` Version: 1.7 Jul 14, 2008 12:17 pm -0500 by Changes: `image update, metadata name update` Version: 1.6 Jul 9, 2008 4:06 am -0500 by Changes: `Post review edits` Version: 1.5 Jul 8, 2008 5:44 pm -0500 by Changes: `post review edits` Version: 1.4 Jul 7, 2008 12:27 pm -0500 by Changes: `post review updates` Version: 1.3 Jun 30, 2008 10:32 pm -0500 by Changes: `Updated for consistency within collection` Version: 1.2 Jun 27, 2008 1:28 pm -0500 by Changes: `Roles changed` Version: 1.1 Jun 23, 2008 12:22 am -0500 by Changes: `Initial publication`

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