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MAT 250 Week 2 Discussion: Discussion Board 2

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MAT 250 Week 2 Discussion: Discussion Board 2

Initial post:

Let’s consider the phrases at leastat most, less than, more than. Often when we are looking at probabilities, it is phrases like those which are key to translating a word problem into a probabilistic problem.

Consider the following statement: The probability that Mary (spends at least, spends at most, spends less than, spends more than) 20 minutes per day exercising. Depending on which phrase you chose in parenthesis you end up with a different expression and meaning in terms of probability theory. For instance, P(x≤20)(probability Mary spends at most 20 minutes exercising) means something different from P(x>20)(probability Mary spends more than 20 minutes exercising).

Write an expression related to your major for each of phrases above and label them with the correct mathematical symbol (use my example as a reference, but I encourage creativity here!). Then explain the differences between the four statements i.e., differences between at least, at most, less than, more than.

*Remember to use in-text, and full reference citations in APA format for all content that you bring in from the readings. Your textbook should be your PRIMARY source of information, not an internet search. Feel free to express personal feelings/views/opinions, but also remember to use an academic voice when writing your post and responses. *

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Discussions play an integral role in monitoring your course participation throughout the term. You should check back to the weekly discussions multiple times throughout the week to engage in the discussion with your professor and peers. Participation is only counted during the week in which this discussion is assigned. Be sure to appropriately cite any sources you use to support your responses with standard APA citations. Answer the prompt question(s) thoroughly, using at least 150-200 words, and respond to as many of your peers as possible. Note that responses to 2 of your peers are required for full credit. Be sure to answer any additional questions asked by your professor in the discussion threads. Your initial post is due by Day 3 of the current week, and follow up posts to your peers are due on Day 7!

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