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# How do you find probability from a probability generating function?

###### Wiki User

###### 2010-06-25 03:13:54

you ether use a graph tree diagram or web diagram to answer the

possible outcomes of the question possible outcomes meaning the

number of outcomes the person will have in the probability or

divide the number of favourable outcomes by the number of possible

outcomes favorible outcomes meaning the number of outcomes all

together

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