# expected value

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## ex·pect·ed value

(ĭk-spĕk′tĭd)
n.
1. A quantity expressing a typical or average value of a random variable.
2. The sum (for discrete variables) or integral (for continuous variables) of the product of a random variable with its probability density function, over its range of values.

## expected value

n
(Statistics) statistics the sum or integral of all possible values of a random variable, or any given function of it, multiplied by the respective probabilities of the values of the variable. Symbol: E(X). E(X) is the mean of the distribution; E(X–c) = E(X)–c where c is a constant. Also called: mathematical expectation
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 Noun 1 expected value - the sum of the values of a random variable divided by the number of valuesstatistics - a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parametersmean, mean value - an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n
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Part of expected value is understanding the probability or odds of a situation.
In total, the expected value of probabilities still comes up with a positive 0.08 percent.
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have the same value to the applicant, (72) a claim's expected value
So, its expected value [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] is also equal to [??]([mu] + [delta], ..., [mu] + [delta]) with probability 1, and thus, the equality that described that this estimate is unbiased takes the form
For winter wheat farmers with moderate risk aversion in Hyde County, S.D., we estimate that the expected value of claims payments is \$17.23 per acre under the coinsurance program above, but only \$17.22 under the indifferent deductible program with an 86% threshold, so the risk premium is \$0.01 per acre.
the risky choice has the same expected value. (2) Now imagine another
When conducting the test, the author divided the number of observations in each row of the table by the number of columns to arrive at the expected values for each cell of the expected contingency table (not shown in article) instead of using the formula expected value = [(2 Row*2 Column)/n].
According to The Sydney Morning Herald, just one third of those surveyed believe Facebook's expected value is appropriate, and 50 percent say it is too high.
In the second stage, the decision makers calculate for each action x two values: (1) the expected value given the estimated composite distribution (denoted [est.sub.x]), and (2) the minimum expected value over all reasonable distributions in the set [Y.sup.[omicron]] (denoted [min.sub.x]).

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