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Prob/Stats A book on highschool-level probability and statistics

  1. Aug 14, 2015 #1
    What is a fantastic book on probability&statistics that covers all the probability&statistics a student in highschool ever need? It should cover the basics, and also the intermediate topics. Specifically, it must cover frequency distributions and whatnot.

    Please lend me your suggestions.
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  3. Aug 14, 2015 #2
    Can the prerequisite knowledge include calculus or not?
  4. Aug 14, 2015 #3
    No. Like I said, I am just a highschool student. It should require a knowledge of only some elementary algebra and other things that a highschool student is expected to know. Also, I must add that the book must start out with the basics and later proceed onto the advanced topics. By the basics, I am talking about median/median/mode, cumulative frequency distributions, standard deviations, empirical probability formula, and other basic stuff like:

    P(E) = number of favorable outcomes/number of possible outcomes
  5. Aug 14, 2015 #4


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    Do you understand summations?
  6. Aug 14, 2015 #5
    Somewhat, only in a very elementary manner.
  7. Aug 14, 2015 #6


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    I wouldn't recommend looking at statistical books at this point in time for you. I would focus more on your high school algebra/calculus courses.

    The most elementary book I know of personally is: https://www.amazon.com/Statistics-Third-Edition-David-Freedman/dp/0393970833
    You aren't going to make it through much of that book without a good handle on summations. Calculus is also suggested for some of the chapters.

    There may not be any (decent) texts at your level.
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