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Homework Help: Exact Probability

  1. Mar 8, 2008 #1
    Hoping this will be my last stats question for awhile.

    X is the random variable for the sum obtained by rolling two fair dice.

    I figured out the mean & variance which are 7 & 35/6.

    But I then get the question part A) "Use Chebyshev's Theorem to find the lower bound for the probability that a value X is within two standard deviations of the mean X." Which I computed to be 3/4.
    Part B) of that question says "Determine the exact probability that this sum is within the same two standard deviations."
    Here I'm kinda lost. I recall in class, I think the answer was 34/36, but the professor didn't elaborate.
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