By George G. Roussas

Roussas introduces readers without previous wisdom in likelihood or information, to a pondering strategy to steer them towards the easiest approach to a posed query or state of affairs. An advent to likelihood and Statistical Inference presents a plethora of examples for every subject mentioned, giving the reader extra event in utilizing statistical the right way to assorted situations.

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Ways. ⎝ 1, 1, 1, 1⎠ b) Deal the remaining 48 cards, 12 to each player. This can be done in ⎛ ⎞ 48 48! ways. ⎜ ⎟= 4 ⎝ 12, 12, 12, 12⎠ 12! )]. 11. EXAMPLE 8 The eleven letters of the word MISSISSIPPI are scrambled and then arranged in some order. i) What is the probability that the four I’s are consecutive letters in the resulting arrangement? There are eight possible positions for the ﬁrst I and the remaining seven letters can be arranged in 7 distinct ways. 02. ⎛ 11 ⎞ 165 ⎜ ⎟ ⎝ 1, 4, 4, 2⎠ ii) What is the conditional probability that the four I’s are consecutive (event A), given B, where B is the event that the arrangement starts with M and ends with S?

Are events, then so is their union U j Aj. ) It follows then that I j Aj is also an event, and so is A1 − A2, etc. If the random experiment results in s and s ∈ A, we say that the event A occurs or happens. The U j Aj occurs if at least one of the Aj occurs, the I j Aj occurs if all Aj occur, A1 − A2 occurs if A1 occurs but A2 does not, etc. The next basic quantity to be introduced here is that of a probability function (or of a probability measure). DEFINITION 1 A probability function denoted by P is a (set) function which assigns to each event A a number denoted by P(A), called the probability of A, and satisﬁes the following requirements: (P1) P is non-negative; that is, P(A) ≥ 0, for every event A.

N→∞ j=1 We recall that ∞ UA j ( ) ( ( ) ( ) = A1 + A1c ∩ A2 + A1c ∩ A2c ∩ A3 + ⋅ ⋅ ⋅ j =1 ) = A1 + A2 − A1 + A3 − A2 + ⋅ ⋅ ⋅ , by the assumption that An ↑. Hence ( ) ⎛∞ ⎞ P lim An = P⎜ U A j ⎟ = P A1 + P A2 − A1 n→∞ ⎝ j =1 ⎠ ( ) ( ( ) ) ( ) = lim[ P( A ) + P( A − A ) + ⋅ ⋅ ⋅ + P( A − A )] = lim[ P( A ) + P( A ) − P( A ) + P( A ) − P( A ) + ⋅ ⋅ ⋅ + P( A ) − P( A )] = lim P( A ). + P A3 − A2 + ⋅ ⋅ ⋅ + P An − An−1 + ⋅ ⋅ ⋅ n→∞ 1 2 n→∞ 1 2 3 1 1 2 n n n→∞ Thus ( ) ( ) P lim An = lim P An . n→∞ n→∞ Now let An ↓.