In your own words, answer this unit’s discussion questions in a main post (recommended minimum 300 words), and respond to at least 2 peers’ postings (recommended minimum 75 words).

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Assignment Details

The need for estimating future results could be recognized in many segments of people’s lives. Some examples could be seen in the following questions:

  • How effective will a COVID-19 vaccine be?

Is it going to rain tomorrow?

Will the value of my 401K increase or decrease in the next 3 months?

  • These situations discuss the probability of an uncertain event. Statistics will help you advance from guessing to forecasting (educated guessing) by using data and calculating probabilities.

Discuss how likely it is that 70% of students will pass this course with a B or an A. Then, consider the following questions:

Would you look at data showing the success rate of previous courses?

Would you check whether the current GPA of students in your class is high or low?

What other data would you like to have before you determine the probability of 70% of students passing this course with a B or an A?

  • Reply to comments posted by two of your classmates or your professor. Comments must be substantive and related to learning topics discussed in the Learning Materials or intellipath® lessons.
  • In your own words, please post a response to the Discussion Board and comment on other postings. You will be graded on the quality of your postings.
  • For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.