I'm an academic in biology and I'm trying to improve my working knowledge of probability and probabilistic methods. I was recommended the Introduction to Probability textbook as an excellent introduction to the subject.
I am, however, finding it extremely hard to make progress with the exercises. I've been working through the exercises at the end of first chapter and it has taken me several weeks to get to the end. I usually spend a couple of hours on each question and invariably still end up with the incorrect answer.
I studied A-level mathematics and statistics so I feel confident with the algebra. I also understand the examples given in each chapter. It is just the problems at the end of chapter. I find them much harder than the corresponding examples on the same subject.
Can anyone offer any suggestions for my predicament?