# Expected Value Discrete Distribution Formula

To calculate the expected value of a discrete distribution multiply all of the events of the distribution with the probability of the element occuring. The expected value can be though of as the most likely event to occur and can be visualized as the center of the distribution.

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expected value of the distribution represented by the random variable X. | |

the event of x. | |

the probability of x occuring. |