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 Name: Discrete Random Variables: Hypergeometric (optional) ID: m16824 Language: English (en) Summary: This module describes the properties of a hypergeometric experiment and hypergeometric probability distribution. This module is included in the Collaborative Statistics textbook/collection as an optional lesson. Subject: Mathematics and Statistics Keywords: discrete, distribution, elementary, experiment, function, hypergeometric, probability, random, statistics, variable License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0 Authors: Copyright Holders: Maintainers: Latest version: 1.15 (history) First publication date: May 29, 2008 12:37 pm +0000 Last revision to module: May 27, 2012 4:17 am +0000

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## Version History

 Version: 1.16 Aug 8, 2013 11:41 am +0000 by Changes: `Module: Discrete Random Variables: Hypergeometric (optional: Minor edit` Version: 1.15 May 27, 2012 4:17 am +0000 by Currently viewing this version. Changes: `Discrete Random Variables: Hypergeometric (optional): Updated notation.` Version: 1.14 May 22, 2012 3:20 pm +0000 by Changes: `Discrete Random Variables: Hypergeometric (optional):Updated graph.` Version: 1.13 Mar 14, 2012 10:08 pm +0000 by Changes: `Module: Discrete Random Variables: Hypergeometric (optional): To the examples added that the sample was chosen randomly.` Version: 1.12 Feb 18, 2009 1:22 pm +0000 by Changes: `Discrete Random Variables: Hypergeometric (optional): Put updated glossary item into the module.` Version: 1.11 Feb 7, 2009 2:52 pm +0000 by Changes: ` Discrete Random Variables: Hypergeometric (optional): Clarified the glossary term Hypergeometric Distribution using new langunage.` Version: 1.10 Jan 25, 2009 7:06 pm +0000 by Changes: `Discrete Random Variables: Hypergeometric (optional): Updated Summary.` Version: 1.9 Jan 21, 2009 6:07 pm +0000 by Changes: `Discrete Random Variables: Hypergeometric (optional): Defined the hypergeometric random variable X.` Version: 1.8 Oct 27, 2008 1:57 pm +0000 by Changes: `roles updated` Version: 1.7 Aug 20, 2008 11:10 am +0000 by Changes: `Corrected errors (see m17360 for details)` Version: 1.6 Jul 14, 2008 12:14 pm +0000 by Changes: `Removed image width parameters from media tags` Version: 1.5 Jul 9, 2008 4:07 am +0000 by Changes: `Post review edits` Version: 1.4 Jul 7, 2008 12:29 pm +0000 by Changes: `post review updates` Version: 1.3 Jun 30, 2008 10:32 pm +0000 by Changes: `Updated for consistency within collection` Version: 1.2 Jun 27, 2008 11:32 am +0000 by Changes: `Roles changed` Version: 1.1 Jun 23, 2008 12:29 am +0000 by Changes: `Initial publication`

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