- CFA Exams
- CFA Level I Exam
- Study Session 3. Quantitative Methods (2)
- Reading 9. Common Probability Distributions
- Subject 4. The Discrete Uniform Distribution

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**CFA Practice Question**

An experiment consists of throwing a die and recording the number of dots on the face of the die facing up. What is the probability that the number of dots is greater than 2 but less than 6?

B. 1/2

C. 1/6

A. 1/3

B. 1/2

C. 1/6

Correct Answer: B

Note that for a fair die, p(X) = 1/6, P(2 < X < 6) = P(X = 3) + P(X = 4) + P(X = 5) = 1/2.

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**User Contributed Comments**
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poomie83 |
shouldnt the answer be 1/3 because there are 3 possible outcomes between 2 & 6 |

EminYus |
well if there is 3 possible outcomes out of 6, then its 3/6 = 1/2 |