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The average number of children a Spanish woman has in her lifetime is 1.47. Suppose that one Spanish woman is randomly chosen. ( http://www.typicallyspanish.com/news/publish/article_4897.shtml ).

  • Find the probability that she has no children.
  • Find the probability that she has fewer children than the Spanish average.
  • Find the probability that she has more children than the Spanish average .
  • X size 12{X} {} = the number of children for a Spanish woman
  • 0, 1, 2, 3,...
  • X ~ P(1.47)
  • 0.2299
  • 0.5679
  • 0.4321

Fertile (female) cats produce an average of 3 litters per year. (Source: The Humane Society of the United States) . Suppose that one fertile, female cat is randomly chosen. In one year, find the probability she produces:

  • No litters.
  • At least 2 litters.
  • Exactly 3 litters.

A consumer looking to buy a used red Miata car will call dealerships until she finds a dealership that carries the car. She estimates the probability that any independent dealership will have the car will be 28%. We are interested in the number of dealerships she must call.

  • On average, how many dealerships would we expect her to have to call until she finds one that has the car?
  • Find the probability that she must call at most 4 dealerships.
  • Find the probability that she must call 3 or 4 dealerships.
  • X size 12{X} {} = the number of dealers she calls until she finds one with a used red Miata
  • 1, 2, 3,...
  • X ~ G(0.28)
  • 3.57
  • 0.7313
  • 0.2497

Suppose that the probability that an adult in America will watch the Super Bowl is 40%. Each person is considered independent. We are interested in the number of adults in America we must survey until we find one who will watch the Super Bowl.

  • How many adults in America do you expect to survey until you find one who will watch the Super Bowl?
  • Find the probability that you must ask 7 people.
  • Find the probability that you must ask 3 or 4 people.

A group of Martial Arts students is planning on participating in an upcoming demonstration. 6 are students of Tae Kwon Do; 7 are students of Shotokan Karate. Suppose that 8 students are randomly picked to be in the first demonstration. We are interested in the number of Shotokan Karate students in that first demonstration. Hint: Use the Hypergeometric distribution. Look in the Formulas section of 4: Discrete Distributions and in the Appendix Formulas.

  • How many Shotokan Karate students do we expect to be in that first demonstration?
  • Find the probability that 4 students of Shotokan Karate are picked for the first demonstration.
  • Suppose that we are interested in the Tae Kwan Do students that are picked for the first demonstration. Find the probability that all 6 students of Tae Kwan Do are picked for the first demonstration.
  • 4.31
  • 0.4079
  • 0.0163

The chance of a IRS audit for a tax return with over $25,000 in income is about 2% per year. We are interested in the expected number of audits a person with that income has in a 20 year period. Assume each year is independent.

  • How many audits are expected in a 20 year period?
  • Find the probability that a person is not audited at all.
  • Find the probability that a person is audited more than twice.

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RAW Reply
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industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
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Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
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What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
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yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
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anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
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Anassong Reply
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Damian Reply
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