November 8, 2012 11:55 AM Subscribe

What great books or resources are there for practicing probability word problems such as for standardized tests like the GRE?

I have a difficult time deciphering the wording in probability problems, and need basic/intermediate practice problems. It should cover concepts such as when to multiple or add probabilities, conditional probability, independent and mutually exclusive events, etc. It can't be overly basic either (ie: probably not Khan Academy).

Schaum's outline seems like a great choice, but the reviews on amazon say its full of mistakes which I cannot have when learning.
posted by Mr. Papagiorgio to Education (3 answers total)

I have a difficult time deciphering the wording in probability problems, and need basic/intermediate practice problems. It should cover concepts such as when to multiple or add probabilities, conditional probability, independent and mutually exclusive events, etc. It can't be overly basic either (ie: probably not Khan Academy).

Schaum's outline seems like a great choice, but the reviews on amazon say its full of mistakes which I cannot have when learning.

Of all the GRE review books I bought, the Princeton Review ones were the most helpful. Barron's GRE got used some. Kaplan's went in the trash - it didn't add any value beyond what the other 2 did.

posted by zug at 12:08 PM on November 8, 2012

posted by zug at 12:08 PM on November 8, 2012

My GRE study materials are covered. I *really* need practice probability word problems. I only mention the GRE as a rough guide for the types of word problems I am looking for.

posted by Mr. Papagiorgio at 12:15 PM on November 8, 2012

posted by Mr. Papagiorgio at 12:15 PM on November 8, 2012

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posted by zeek321 at 12:02 PM on November 8, 2012