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Comments on Ask MetaFilter post Practice Probability Word ProblemsThu, 08 Nov 2012 11:55:46 -0800Thu, 08 Nov 2012 12:02:50 -0800en-ushttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss60Question: Practice Probability Word Problems
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What great books or resources are there for practicing probability word problems such as for standardized tests like the GRE? <br /><br /> 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).<br>
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Schaum's outline seems like a great choice, but the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0071350047/metafilter-20/ref=nosim/">reviews on amazon</a> say its full of mistakes which I cannot have when learning.post:ask.metafilter.com,2012:site.228436Thu, 08 Nov 2012 11:55:46 -0800Mr. PapagiorgioprobabilitystatisticsmathBy: zeek321
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Princeton Review GRE materials worked fine for me for the test, if you want to check the amazon reviews for them too.comment:ask.metafilter.com,2012:site.228436-3305673Thu, 08 Nov 2012 12:02:50 -0800zeek321By: zug
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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.comment:ask.metafilter.com,2012:site.228436-3305686Thu, 08 Nov 2012 12:08:32 -0800zugBy: Mr. Papagiorgio
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My GRE study materials are covered. I <em>really</em> need practice probability word problems. I only mention the GRE as a rough guide for the types of word problems I am looking for.comment:ask.metafilter.com,2012:site.228436-3305701Thu, 08 Nov 2012 12:15:42 -0800Mr. Papagiorgio