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    1. Let f(x) = 2e^(-(x-3)/c), 3 < x < infinity (zero otherwise) be a p.d.f. of a random variable X.

    a. Find c
    b. Find the CDF of X and sketch the CDF
    c. Compute P(-5 < X < 10)

    2. A candy maker produces mints that have a label weight of 30 grams. Assume that the distribution of the weights of these mints is N(30, 2^2).

    a. Let X be the weight of a single mint selected at random from the production line. Find P(X > 32).

    b. Suppose that 20 minutes are selected independently and weighted. Let Y equal the number of these mints that weigh less than 30 grams. Then find P(Y = 3).

    c. Now, suppose that n = 100 mints are selected independently and weighted. Let Y equal the number of these mints that weigh less than 30 grams. Find the probability P(20 < Y <= 30) approximately. (Hint: Use CLT)

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    Solution to Q1.

    (a) To find c, we need to use the property . So,

    Integrating it, we have

    i.e.,

    i.e.,
    2c=1
    So, c=1/2.

    (b) To find CDF, we need to compute F(x)= . We discuss two ...

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    The probabilities and statistics for a random variable is determined.

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