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Probability using counting rules

1) The waiting room for jury selection has 40 women and 30 men to choose from. A jury of 12 is selected from these 60 people, what is the probability that exactly 5 of the jury members will be women? 2) there are 48 raincoats fro sale at a local men's clothing store. Twelve are black. If six raincoats are selected to be mar

Modelling and Simulatoin

An increase in the size of the barge unloading crew at the Port of New Orleans (see section 15.5) has resulted in a new probability distribution for daily unloading rates. In particular, Table 15.11 may be revised as shown here: Daily Unloading Rate Probability 1 0.03 2 0.1

Statistics Multiple Choice: Probability Distributions

Question 1: Fifty-three percent of the population possesses characteristic X. If 15 people are randomly selected from the population, what is the probability that exactly 9 possess characteristic X? a) .2009 b) .1653 c) .1780 d) .1102 Question2: A researcher is interviewing groups of 15 people to determine how m

Discrete probability distribution

11. A technician services mailing machines at companies in the Phoenix area. Depending on the type of malfunction, the service call can take 1,2, 3, or 4 hours. The different types of malfunction occur at about the same frequency. A. Develop a probability distribution for the duration of a service call. B. Draw a graph of th

List experimental outcome, develop a probability distribution, etc.

5. To perform a certain type of blood analysis, lab technicians must perform two procedures. The first procedure requires either one or two separate steps, and the second procedure requires either one, two, or three steps. A. List the experimental outcomes associated with performing the blood analysis. B. If the random var

Probability Questions

51. The following cross tabulation shows household income by educational level of the Head of household (Statistical Abstract of the United States:2002) Under 25.0- 50.0- 75.0- 100 or Education Level 25 49.9 74.9 99.9

Probability Questions

31. Assume that we have two events, A and B, that are mutually exclusive. Assume further that we know P(A) = .30 and P(B) = .40 a. What is P(A B)? b. What is P(A | B)? c. A student in statistics argues that the concepts of mutually exclusive events and independent events are really the same, and that if events are mutua

High School Statistics Sample Problems

1. 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. 1.1) In bridge, 6 of one suit, 4 of another, and 3 of another A) .0133 B) .0022 C) .0060 D) .00055 1.2) In poker, a flush (5 in same suit) in any suit A) .00198 B) .

Coin flipping problem and SSE calculation

A coin is flipped 5 times in a row. What is the probability that it will come up heads all 5 times? For the data in question above, calculate the Sum of Squares Error (SSE).

Roulette Probabilities

A success, s in Bernoulli trials is often derived from the collection of outcomes. For example, an American roulette wheel consists of 38 numbers, of which 18 are black, 18 are red, and 2 are green. When the roulette wheel is spun, the ball is equally likely to land on any one of the 38 numbers. If you're interested in which num

What is the probability that between 2 and 6 customers inclusive want hot peppers?

1) Elly's hot dog emporium is famous for chili dogs. Some customers order hot dogs with hot peppers, while many do not care for the extra zest. Elly's latest taste test indicates that 30% of the customers ordering her chili dogs order it with hot peppers. Suppose 18 customers are selected at random. What is the probability that


(27) A company is in the process of hiring new employees for its sales force. The Human Resource manager estimates that the following are the probabilities of how many sales people will be hired during the next three months: No. To Be Hired Probability 0 5% 1 10% 2 20% 3 20% 4 25% 5 10% 6 10% What is the expected numb

Airport scanning Bayesian probability

1. Suppose an airport scanning device has 98% accuracy in detecting certain kinds of metal objects (98% of people carrying these objects are correctly identified as carriers and 98% of people not carrying them are correctly identified as non-carriers). Suppose that 1% of all travelers actually carry such metal objects. For the 1

Statistical Analysis of Deaths in the U.S.

1. In a recent year, there were approximately 97,000 deaths in the United States (total population 281 million) due to accidents. Approximately 25,000 of these accidental deaths involved people age 75 or older. Roughly 42,000 of these deaths were due to automobiles and 17,000 involved falls. a. Find the overall death rate for

Binomial and Normal Variable

1. A manufacturer of window frames knows from long experience that 5 percent of the production will have some type of minor defect that will require an adjustment. What is the probability that in a sample of 20 window frames: a. None will need adjustment? b. At least one will need adjustment? More than two will need

Business Statistics - Probability, Sampling,

See attached file for full problem description. — 1. The 1996-97 mean annual starting salary for accounting majors was $30,393 (U.S. News On-line. December 28, 1997). Assume that for the population of graduates with accounting majors the mean annual starting salary is pr = $30,393 and the standard deviation is 0 = $2000

Probability Questions: What is the probability of acceptance into a school?

1. A school in Bangkok requires that students take an entrance examination. After the examination, there is a drawing where 5 students are randomly selected from each group of 40 for automatic acceptance into the school, regardless of their performance on the examination. The drawing consists of placing 35 red and 5 green pie

Probability of Side Effects of Anesthetics

Anesthesia question (I prefer you do not use the Student t test nor Chi-square) A side effect of a certain anesthetic used in surgery is the hiccups, which occurs in about 10% of the cases. If three patients are scheduled for surgery today and are to be administered this anesthetic, compute the probability that: a. All thr

Explanations for Various Probability Questions

Question D An experiment consists of tossing an ordinary coin five times. Recall that an experiment can produce one or more sample spaces depending on what we consider our outcome to be. Consider the following 4 sets: (a) S = {zero heads, one head, two heads, four heads, five heads} (b) S = {no heads, no tails, at least one

Probability questions about students in various classes

4. Of the 47 people who answered "yes" to a question, 8 were male. Of the 100 people who answered"no" to the question, 12 were male. If one person is selected at random from the group, what is the probability that the person answered "yes" or was male? A) 0.456 B) 0.401 C) 0.136 D) 0.17 5. A teacher designs a test so a

Normal/approximation to Binomial

Disregard #3- Part C. Thanks 1. If you determine that for the graph of a standard normal distribution the cumulative area to the left of a z core is 0.4, what is the cumulative area to the right of that z score? 2. Assume that the readings on the thermometers are normally distributed with a mean of 0 degree and a standard


Problem 2: An army is composed of 5 divisions. Each division has 10,000 soliders. In each regiment the desertion rate is 2 soldiers per month. DESERTERS ARE REPLACED. a) Find the probability that in the army as a whole there will be 3 or more desertions in a given month. b) What is the probability that there will be

Two probability questions

6) One must select from a set of 12 components that are known to contain 4 faulty components. The selection is made at random so that a selection of any component is equally likely. a) What is the probability of drawing exactly 1 faulty component if 3 different components are drawn? b) What is the probability of drawing

Discussing Discrete Probability Distributions

Thirty percent of the population in a southwestern community are Spanish-speaking Americans. A Spanish-speaking person is accused of killing a non-Spanish speaking American. Of the first 12 potential jurors, only 2 are Spanish-speaking Americans, and 10 are not. The defendant's lawyer challenges the jury selection, claiming bias