A **discrete random variable** is a variable that can only take on discrete values. For example, if you flip a coin twice, you can only get heads zero times, one time, or two times; you can’t get heads 1.5 times, or 0.31 times.

A **discrete random variable** is a variable that can only take on discrete values. For example, if you flip a coin twice, you can only get heads zero times, one time, or two times; you can’t get heads 1.5 times, or 0.31 times.