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Basic Concepts in Probability Distributions

QUESTION 1
A continuous uniform distribution U(100,200) will have the same standard deviation as a continuous uniform distribution U(200,300).
True
False

QUESTION 2
There is a simple formula for normal areas, but we prefer a table for greater accuracy.
True
False

QUESTION 3
The area under a normal curve is 1 only if the distribution is standardized N(0,1).
True
False

QUESTION 4
The area under an exponential curve can exceed 1 because the distribution is right-skewed.
True
False

QUESTION 5
The mean, median, and mode of a normal distribution will always be the same.
True
False

QUESTION 6
A continuous uniform distribution U(0,800) will have μ = 400 and σ = 230.94.
True
False

QUESTION 7
Any normal distribution has a mean of 0 and a standard deviation of 1.
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False

QUESTION 8
For a continuous random variable, the total area beneath the PDF will be greater than zero but less than one.
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False

QUESTION 9
Normal distributions differ only in their means and variances.
True
False

QUESTION 10
The height and width of a continuous uniform distribution's PDF are the same.
True
False

QUESTION 11
The exponential distribution is always skewed right.
True
False

QUESTION 12
If arrivals follow a Poisson distribution, waiting times follow the exponential distribution.
True
False.

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QUESTION 1
A continuous uniform distribution U(100,200) will have the same standard deviation as a continuous uniform distribution U(200,300).
Standard deviation in case of U(100,200)=(200-100)/(12)^0.5=28.86751
Standard deviation in case of U(200,300)=(300-200)/(12)^0.5=28.86751
So, Correct option is
True

QUESTION 2
There is a simple formula for normal areas, but we prefer a table for greater ...

Solution Summary

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