a. X is the number of light bulbs on a chandelier containing eight light bulbs that need to be replaced this week.

b. X is the number of lobsters eaten at a picnic on the beach.

c. X is the number of customers frequenting a convenience store during business hours.

d. X is the number of points scored by the hometown football team.

e. X is the number of free-throw attempts before the first basket is made.

f. X is the number of senior citizens attending the next town council meeting.

2. Table E.5.2 contains data pertaining to the results of a survey in which n = 300 people were randomly selected and asked to indicate their preference regarding the candidates for the upcoming mayoral election. Transform this absolute frequency distribution to a discrete probability distribution. What key process allows us to do this?

Candidate | Absolute Frequency |

Mary Smith | 100 |

William Jones | 50 |

Charles Pierce | 40 |

Harold Simms | 110 |

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