Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog 
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Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MATH 113 - Introduction to Probability


An introduction to probability including basic probability, permutations and combinations, expectation and applications of the normal distribution. Related topics in set theory, statistics, and logic may also be covered. PREREQUISITE(S): A grade of C or better in MATH 093 , MATH 096 , MATH 115A , MATH 117A , appropriate score on the mathematics assessment test, or consent of department. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 / ENGL 101A  or AELW 940  , READ 120  or AELR 930 . Three hours each week. Formerly MA 113.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Compute probabilities based on normal, binomial, and geometric distributions.
  • Construct and use probability distributions.
  • Distinguish between complementary, mutually exclusive and independent events.
  • For a given experiment, distinguish between an equally probable sample space and an unequally probable sample space, and use them to calculate probabilities.
  • Identify and apply the appropriate rules for probability calculations.
  • Interpret probabilities.
  • Understand and distinguish between permutations and combinations, and use them to calculate probabilities.
  • Use technology to discover, explore, illustrate and understand probabilities.
  • Use tree diagrams or Venn diagrams to calculate probabilities.

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