Bill flips a coin that can land heads or tails, and you assign equal probabilities to each, with all flips mutually irrelevant. Bill will flip the coin until he sees a consecutive sequence of tails, tails, tails. What is the e-value of your distribution of the number of flips until this happens? For example, if Bill flips HHT
A person rolls a pair of six-sided dice, which are equally likely to come up any number from 1 to 6. If the person rolls a seven he gets $0. If he rolls any other number, he can choose either to win that amount or play the game again from the start. This person believes that the best strategy is to keep rolling until he gets a "
Your troop's past cookie sales went sour last year. Parents had to bail you and your troop member out of the hole. For next year the troop wants to know from your customers the planned cookie orders are likely to be for the next year. You get x-bar = $160,000 s = $80,000 and n = 1000. What is the probability that the r
3) Furnish 2 offices each with a desk, chair, and file cabinet and 2 bookcases. At a local store there are 6 models of desks, 8 models of chairs 4 models of file cabinets and 10 models of bookcases. How many choices do you have if you want to select two desks, two chairs, two file cabinets and four bookcases if you don't want t
1. Find the value of (a) in the following discrete probability distribution: X -2 0 2 P(x): a 0.35 0.25 2. A binomial distribution is based on n=25 and p=0.1. Find the probability that x =1. 3 A production process produces parts with weights that are normally distributed with a mean of 1.75 ounces and a standard devi
At a computer manufacturing company, the actual size of computer chips is normally distributed with a mean of 1 centimeter and a standard deviation of 0.1 centimeter. A random sample of 12 computer chips is taken What is the probability that the sample mean will be below 0.95 centimeters?
A southern state has an unemployment rate of 6%. The state conducts monthly surveys in order to track the unemployment rate. In a recent month, a random sample of 700 people showed that 35 were unemployed. a) If the true unemployment rate is 6%, describe the sampling distribution of p^. b) Find P(p^ >= 0.05) c) Assum
Calculating the probability that a mean cost will be less than a specified number given standard deviation.
The average cost of XYZ brand running shoes is $83 per pair, with the standard deviation of $8.00. If 9 pairs of running shoes are selected, find the probability that the mean cost of a pair of shoes will be less than $80. Assume the variable is normally distributed.
Determine if the normal approximation to the binomial distribution could be used for the following problems: A.) A study found that 1% of Social Security recipients are too young to vote. 800 Social Security recipients are randomly selected. B.) A study found that 30% of the people in a community use the library in one yea
1.Find the probabilities for the standard normal random variable z: P(-1.55<z<.44) 2. Find zo such that P(-zo<z<zo)=.99 3. A normal random variable x has mean =1.20 and standard deviation =.15. Find the probability of the x value. 1.35<x<1.50 b. x>1.38 4. Assume the heights of men have a mean of 69 inches with a stan
26. MCQ: A family center conducted research on carbohydrate consumption in the high school and found that 30% of all high school sophomores ate at least four candy bars a day. If 20 high school sophomores are selected at random, what is the probability that exactly 6 of these eat at least 4 candy bars a day? a) 0.300 b)
1. A geological study indicates that wells drilled in a certain area should strike water with probability 0.2. Find the probability that: a) first strike of water comes in the 3rd well drilled b) 3 strikes of water in 5 drills 2. A large elevator has a max weight limit of 10,000 lbs. Suppose a load has 45 boxes. This has a
Solving probability questions
7) On a very hot summer day, 5% of the production employees at Midland States Steelare absent from work. The production employees are to be selected at random for a special in-depth study on absenteeism.What is the probability of selecting 10 production employee at random on a hot summer day and finding that none of them are abs
Finding the number of different combinations.
I have 9 chalkboards to be distributed amongst 4 classrooms. If each class must get at least 1 chalkboard, how many possible divisions can I have?
A factory employs several thousand workers, of whom 30% are Hispanic. If the 15 members of the union executive committee were chosen from the workers at random, the number of Hispanics on the committee would have the binomial distribution with n=15 and p=0.3 a)What is the probability that exactly 3 members of the committee are
If the parents have 5 children, the number who have type O blood is a random variable X that has the binomial distribution with n=5 and p=0.25 a) What are the possible values of X? b) Find the probability of each value of X. Draw a histogram to display this distribution. (Because probabilities are long-run proportions, a hi
For a given data set Mean = u=200 and standard deviation =30. What is the probability that the mean of a sample of n=36 a) would be greater than 208? b) Less than 195? c) Between 192 and 210? d) Not more than 212?
Details: An electric power trading company has an option to buy 1,000,000 terawatts of electricity from a producer for $10 per terawatt. Other electric power trading companies have received this option and the company knows a decision must be made quickly. The company estimates it can sell the electricity for $14 per terawatt if
Statistics Multiple choice: The Exhibits are the sentences or tables of numbers below the Exhibit number. Total 15 multiple choice questions. In the following multiple-choice questions, circle the correct answer and give 1-3 line defense for your choice:
16. If a coin is tossed three times, the likelihood of obtaining three heads in a row is a. zero b. 0.500 c. 0.875 d. 0.125 e. None of the above answers is correct. 17. If A and B are independent events with P(A) = 0.05 and P(B) = 0.65, then P(A|B) = a. 0.05 b. 0.0325 c. 0.65 The following rep
Dollar Department Stores has received an offer from Harris Diamonds to purchase Dollar's store on Grove Street for $120,000. Dollar has determined probability estimates of the store's future profitability, based on economic outcomes, as: P($80,000) = .2, P($100,000) = .3, P($120,000) = .1, and P($140,000) = .4.
Simulation: a. Conduct a 10-day simulation of this business using Row #1 below for demand and Row #2 below for rental length. b. You find out that your firm can obtain another car for $200 for 10 days. Should you take the extra car?
As the owner of a rent-a-car agency you have determined the following statistics: Potential Rentals Daily Probability Rental Duration Probability 0 .10 1 day .50 1 .15 2 days .30 2 .20 3 days .15 3 .30 4 days .05 4 .25 The gross profit is $40 per car per day rented. When there is demand for a c
Find the probability and expected value.
1) A $25,000 investment in a tract of land may be worth $10,000, $25,000, or $45,000 after one year, the probabilities of these values being 0.25, 0.45, and 0.3, respectively. a) What is the expected value of the investment in one year? b) If your expected return on the investment is the expected present value of the investm
1 The Kwik Klean Car Wash loses $30 on rainy days and gains $120 on days when it does not rain. If the probability of rain is 0.15, what is the expected value of net profit? 2. The Newman Construction Company bids on a job to construct a building. If the bid is won, there is a 0.7 probability of making a $175,000 profit and t
1. Compute the arithmetic mean for the following data: 8, 2.2, 25, 7, -9, 10, 2, and 5.9. 2. An Embry-Riddle senior performed the same experiment on three groups of subjects (with permission!) and obtained mean scores of 84, 69 and 76. The groups consisted of 13, 31, and 27 subjects respectively. What is the overall mea
A tire company made a sampling distribution on one of its brands of tires and determined that the tire had a mean life of 56,000 miles with a standard deviation of 18,100 miles. a. What is the probability that the life of a single tire will be less than 50,000 miles? b. What is the probability that the mean life of a sampl
2. The probability that a person is immune to a certain disease is 0.40. a) What is the probability that 4 people will have the disease in a sample of 12 people b) Find the mean number of people who have immunity in a sample size of 12. c) Find the standard deviation for the same sample 3. If the capacities of the cran
Acme Plumbing Supply has just received a shipment of 5,000 valves for chemical plants, where regular steel valves would corrode. However, it is known that in the shipment 50 of the valves are regular steel which were inadvertently included. Unfortunately there was no was to distinguish between the two types of valves. They