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What's so great about stat?

  1. Sep 9, 2004 #1
    Im doing stat for the first time this year after having taken calc. As im sitting in class i sit and wonder what sort of interesting things can you do with stat. I can see the use of it and some of its importance, but what are some really cool things to do with stat.
     
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  3. Sep 9, 2004 #2

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    Take any math problem to which you have been exposed, be it in a math class, a science class, or anywhere else.

    Now, instead of having exact values, you only have approximate values... you have some idea about what it might be... in other words, your inputs are a probability distribution!

    Real world problems often don't give you exact values to use, or the exact values are far too complicated to use. Statistics is a way to deal with it!
     
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