Definition Frequency distribution

In statistics, a frequency distribution shows how often a certain variable occurs in a random sample. When you throw a dice, for example, variables can range from one to six. After tossing the dice ten times, the frequency distribution might look like this:

VariableFrequency distribution
12
23
31
41
52
61

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