The Little Purple Probability Book: Mastering the Thinking Skills That Unlock the Secrets of Basic Probability

The Little Purple Probability Book: Mastering the Thinking Skills That Unlock the Secrets of Basic Probability

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by Brandon Royal
     
 

Fine-tune your numerical mindset with a quantitative review that serves as a tool for perceiving probability in a new way. Whether you�re a high school student, college student, or a test-prep candidate, this book�s wealth of explanations and insights makes it a perfect learning companion.

Enjoy the benefits of your own short course in probability:
�Be… See more details below

Overview

Fine-tune your numerical mindset with a quantitative review that serves as a tool for perceiving probability in a new way. Whether you�re a high school student, college student, or a test-prep candidate, this book�s wealth of explanations and insights makes it a perfect learning companion.

Enjoy the benefits of your own short course in probability:
�Be able to think conceptually by understanding how key problems �fit� within the main topics of probability, permutations, combinations, and enumerations.
�Master basic probability using a simple �flowchart� to identify the correct formulas.
�Understand when to �add� probabilities and when to �multiply� probabilities.
�Be able to distinguish between events that are independent versus not independent and events that are mutually exclusive versus not mutually exclusive.
�Grasp key differences between permutations and combinations and look for key words such as �arrangements� or �selections� to indicate the correct problem type.
�Solve tricky permutation problems that involve repeated letters or numbers.
�Approach probability problems with a newfound confidence and competency.

This book is focused on those thinking skills that are essential for mastering basic probability. Such thinking skills make it much more likely that a person will be able to approach the subject in a conceptual way and grasp those key principles that act as themes to bind related problems. These skills combine the science of math with the art of numbers.

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Editorial Reviews

Author of 17 Equations That Changed the World and the Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities - Dr. Ian Stewart
�To get started in probability theory, all you need are a few basic principles. Here they are, clear and uncluttered, in a short, simple book that comes as a welcome breath of fresh air."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016733739
Publisher:
Maven Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
46
File size:
2 MB

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