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#2 Re: Help Me ! » Help on some Statistics and Probabilities questions please » 2012-12-11 05:12:02

Can you explain how you got the answer for c and d on question 2?

#4 Help Me ! » Help on some Statistics and Probabilities questions please » 2012-12-11 04:33:55

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1. Based on data from, when a car is randomly selected the number of bumper stickers and the corresponding probabilities are: 0(0.824); 1(0.083); 2(0.039); 3(0.014); 4(0.273); 5(0.008); 6(0.008); 7(0.004); 8(0.004); 9(0.009)

a. Does the given information describe a probability distribution?
b. Assuming that a probability distribution is described, find its mean and standard deviation
c. Use the range rule of thumb to identify the range of values for usual numbers of bumper stickers
d. It is unusual for a car to have more than one bumper sticker? Explain.

2. The midterm exam in a nursing course consists of 75 true/false multiple choice questions. Assume that an unprepared student makes random guesses for each of the answers. Let the random variable X be the number of correct answers in the Exam.

a. Explain why X is binomial random variable. (Find n,p,q)
b. Find the mean and the standard deviation for the number of correct answers of each student
c. What is the Probability of having at most one correct answers?
d. Would it be unusual for a student to pass this exam by guessing and getting at least 45 correct answers? Why or why not?

3. Assume that weights of men are normally distributed with a mean of 172 lb. and standard deviation of 29 lb.

a. Find the probability that if an individual man is randomly selected, his weight will be greater than 180 lb.
b. Find the probability that 20 randomly selected men will have a mean weight that is greater than 180 lb.
c. If 20 men have a mean weight greater than 180 lb, the total weight exceeds the 3500 lb safe capacity of a particular water taxi. Based on the preceding results, is this a safety concern? Why or why not?

When you solve it, Can you explain the steps? I am having trouble with these questions. Thanks

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