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    Well basically, I was looking through the Edexcel A Level Formula Booklet for Mathematics and on pg.30 (or page 32 in the link below), I came across a page titled 'Random Numbers' and the contents of the page do just seem to be a collection of 400 randomly distributed, random numbers. Could someone please explain to me what these are for? Thanks.

    Link to Formula Booklet:
    http://www.edexcel.com/migrationdocu...cal-Tables.pdf
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    (Original post by \/ibhav)
    Well basically, I was looking through the Edexcel A Level Formula Booklet for Mathematics and on pg.32, I came across a page titled 'Random Numbers' and the contents of the page do just seem to be a collection of 400 randomly distributed, random numbers. Could someone please explain to me what these are for? Thanks.

    Link to Formula Booklet:
    http://www.edexcel.com/migrationdocu...cal-Tables.pdf
    Percentage points of Student’s t distribution it says on the index page. it's part of s4 obviously, which not many people actually do

    Oh wait nevermind, I was skipping directly to pg 32
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    Iirc, you need random numbers for simulation in D1, and using the 'random' numbers allows you to do it unpredictably for you, but everyone ends up the same, so it's easier to mark. It also means you don't need to have a calculator that does it, and know how to use it properly.
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    (Original post by Robbie242)
    Percentage points of Student’s t distribution it says on the index page. it's part of s4 obviously, which not many people actually do

    Oh wait nevermind, I was skipping directly to pg 32
    I meant pg.30 sorry, it's just page 32 in the link I provided.
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    (Original post by \/ibhav)
    I meant pg.30 sorry, it's just page 32 in the link I provided.
    Hmm ok, thanks, I have no idea though honestly sorry.
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    (Original post by \/ibhav)
    Well basically, I was looking through the Edexcel A Level Formula Booklet for Mathematics and on pg.30 (or page 32 in the link below), I came across a page titled 'Random Numbers' and the contents of the page do just seem to be a collection of 400 randomly distributed, random numbers. Could someone please explain to me what these are for? Thanks.

    Link to Formula Booklet:
    http://www.edexcel.com/migrationdocu...cal-Tables.pdf
    It's a random number table, used as a method for taking random samples.
 
 
 
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