Share
Explore BrainMass

Probability

Probability: Moment Generating Functions and Poisson Process

1.) Let X be a discrete random variable with probability mass function Pr {X=k} = c(1+ k^2) for k= -2, -1, 0, 1, 2. a) Determine c. b) Determine Pr {X <= 0} c) Determine the mean of X d) Why is the previous answer fairly obvious? e) Determine the variance of X f) Compute Pr {X=2 | X >= 0} g) Determine the moment genera

Estimation : Binomial Distribution

Suppose T is a random variable such that P(T=k) = (k-1)C(r-1) * p^r * (1-p)^(k-r) (It is a negative binomial distribution.). I am trying to find the expected value E(r/T) (which is equal to r * E(1/T)) By (k-1)C(r-1) I mean (k-1)!/[(r-1)!*(k-r)!].

Statistics: Queueing Problem

A fast food outlet has an average of 8 cars at the drivethrough during "lunch rush" 11am-1pm. On average, 2 cars per min. arrive at the resaurant parking lot, and consider the drivethrough but 25% of the time, an arriving car does not actually enter the drive-through line (i.e. it "balks"). Assume no car enters the line without

Probability: Continuous Random Variables

1.) Suppose we are producing copper wire and putting the wire on spools. Each spool contains 100 feet of wire. Defects such as nicks in the wire can occur at random locations. What would be a reasonble distribution for each of the following: (a) the number of spools produced until a spool is produced that contains one or more de

Customers in a Queue

Customers arrive into a queue, where they are served, and then depart. We model the time between two successive arrivals by an exponential distribution with an arrival rate l=9. Similarly, the departure times are modeled by an exponential distribution with a departure rate m=10. Find the average number of customers in the que

Probability

I only need help with problems 1, 2, and 3. Please see the following website for the complete problems:http://www.isye.gatech.edu/people/faculty/Robert_Foley/classes/2027/hmwk3.pdf 1. Suppose that the sample space S = {1, 2, 3, ...}. Let pk = Pr({k}) for k 2 S. In each of the following cases, compute c. (a) Suppose that pk

Probability: Sample Spaces

Please see http://www.isye.gatech.edu/people/faculty/Robert_Foley/classes/2027/hmwk2.pdf for the fully formatted problems. Probability: This is where the homework 2 is found. I couldn't attach the files for some odd reason. But I ONLY NEED HELP ON PROBLEM # 2, 3, AND 4. 2. Let the sample space be S = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5}. Defi

Working with outcomes of probability.

I have been given a question to break a pin code of 5 digits, and to list all the outcomes. The numbers are between Zero and Nine. How do I go about doing this?

Probabilities from proportion tables

The following tables give the proportions of men and women in the U S population, and the proportions of men and women who have never married, in a recent year. men age proportion in population proportion never married 18-24 0.133 0.874 25-34 0.205 0.397 35-44 0.232 0.187 45-64 0.287 0.075 65 or over 0.142

Probability

You roll a dice twice. What is the probability that you will roll each of the following pairs of numbers. Please answer with explanation, and show formula. 1. 6 then 5 2. 6 then 2 or 5 3. 6 then number less than 4 4. even number then 2 or 5 5. 1 and 1 6. even number then odd number

Calculating the probability that the player wins in a game of craps.

The dice game craps is played as follows. The player throws two die, and if the sum is seven or eleven then she wins. If the sum is two, three, or twelve, then she loses. If the sum is anything else, then she continues throwing until she either throws that number again (in which case she wins) or if she throws a seven in which c

Conditional Probability Question

Find the probability of the following card hands from a 52-card deck. In poker, aces are either high or low. A bridge hand is made up of 13 cards. Calculate the bridge hand of 6 of one suit, 4 of another, and 3 of another.

Probability: Different Colours of Marbles

Question: A jar contains 3 white marbles, 2 yellow marbles, 4 red marbles, and 5 blue marbles. Two marbles are picked at random. What is the probability that a.) Both are blue b.) Exactly 1 is blue c.) At least 1 is blue

Probability: Considering Failure Rates

The records of Midwestern University show that in one semester, 38% of the students failed mathematics, 27% of the students failed physics, and 9% of the students failed mathematics and physics. A student is selected at random. a.) If a student failed physics, what is the probability that he or she failed mathematics? b.)

Working with probability and combinations.

There are 5 rotten plums in a crate of 25 plums. How many samples of 4 of the 25 plums contain (a) Only good plums? (b) Three good plums amd 1 rotten plum? (c) One or more rotten plums?

Calculating the probability from a given situation.

Mr. X invites 15 relatives to a party: his mother, three uncles, two aunts, four brothers, and five cousins. If the chances of any one guest arriving first are equally likely, find the following probabilities: a. the first guest is an uncle or a cousin b. the first guest is a brother or a cousin c. the first guest is an un

Using set theory to solve for the probability.

A survey of a group of military personnel revealed the following information: 95 officers 90 minorities 90 women 40 women officers 38 minority women 40 minority officers 23 women minority officers 16 caucasian male enlisted personnel How many personnel were: a. interviewed b. enlisted minority women c. male minorit

Card probability

In a 2-card hand, what is the probability of holding only face cards? (Aces are not face cards)

Probability

Suppose 6 people sit at a circular table. Find the probability that 2 particular people are sitting next to each other.

Lottery probability

A lottery game contains 29 balls numbered 1 through 29. What is the probability of choosing a ball numbered 30?

Determining the probability from a given situation.

For a certain animal species, the probability that a female will have a certain number of offspring in a given year is given in the table below. Find the expected number of offspring per year. Number of Offspring: 0 Probability: 0.31 Number of Offspring: 1 Probability: 0.21 Number of Offspring: 2 Probability: 0.19

Probability

If 3 boys and 2 girls are to be arranged in a row, what is the Probability that the first person in the row will be a boy?