# 8.2 Review questions

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Copy of Review Questions module m16972 (http://cnx.org/content/ m16972/) from Collaborative Statistics by Dean and Illowsky http://cnx.org/content/col10522/ , 12/18/2008 . The FORMAT only of the question numbering has been changed.

The next three problems refer to the following situation: Suppose that a sample of 15 randomly chosen people were put on a special weight loss diet. The amount of weight lost, in pounds, follows an unknown distribution with mean equal to 12 pounds and standard deviation equal to 3 pounds.

To find the probability that the average of the 15 people lose no more than 14 pounds, the random variable should be:

• ## A

The number of people who lost weight on the special weight loss diet
• ## B

The number of people who were on the diet
• ## C

The average amount of weight lost by 15 people on the special weight loss diet
• ## D

The total amount of weight lost by 15 people on the special weight loss diet

REVIEW QUESTION 1 Solution : C

Find the probability asked for in the previous problem.

REVIEW QUESTION 2 Solution : 0.9951

Find the 90th percentile for the average amount of weight lost by 15 people.

REVIEW QUESTION 3 Solution : 12.99

The next three questions refer to the following situation: The time of occurrence of the first accident during rush-hour traffic at a major intersection is uniformly distributed between the three hour interval 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Let $X$ = the amount of time (hours) it takes for the first accident to occur.

• So, if an accident occurs at 4 p.m., the amount of time, in hours, it took for the accident to occur is _______.
• $\mu =$ _______
• ${\sigma }^{2}=$ _______

What is the probability that the time of occurrence is within the first half-hour or the last hour of the period from 4 to 7 p.m.?

• ## A

Cannot be determined from the information given
• ## B

$\frac{1}{6}$
• ## C

$\frac{1}{2}$
• ## D

$\frac{1}{3}$

REVIEW QUESTION 4 Solution : C

The 20th percentile occurs after how many hours?

0.20

0.60

0.50
• ## D

1

REVIEW QUESTION 5 Solution : B

Assume Ramon has kept track of the times for the first accidents to occur for 40 different days. Let $C$ = the total cumulative time. Then $C$ follows which distribution?

• ## A

$U\left(0,3\right)$
• ## B

$\text{Exp}\left(\frac{1}{3}\right)$
• ## C

$N\left(\text{60},\text{30}\right)$
• ## D

$N\left(1\text{.}5,0\text{.}\text{01875}\right)$

REVIEW QUESTION 6 Solution : C

Using the information in question #6, find the probability that the total time for all first accidents to occur is more than 43 hours.

REVIEW QUESTION 7 Solution : 0.9990

The next two questions refer to the following situation: The length of time a parent must wait for his children to clean their rooms is uniformly distributed in the time interval from 1 to 15 days.

How long must a parent expect to wait for his children to clean their rooms?

8 days

3 days

14 days
• ## D

6 days

REVIEW QUESTION 8 Solution : A

What is the probability that a parent will wait more than 6 days given that the parent has already waited more than 3 days?

0.5174

0.0174

0.7500
• ## D

0.2143

REVIEW QUESTION 9 Solution : C

The next five problems refer to the following study: Twenty percent of the students at a local community college live in within five miles of the campus. Thirty percent of the students at the same community college receive some kind of financial aid. Of those who live within five miles of the campus, 75% receive some kind of financial aid.

Find the probability that a randomly chosen student at the local community college does not live within five miles of the campus.

80%

20%

30%
• ## D

Cannot be determined

REVIEW QUESTION 10 Solution : A

Find the probability that a randomly chosen student at the local community college lives within five miles of the campus or receives some kind of financial aid.

50%

35%

27.5%
• ## D

75%

REVIEW QUESTION 11 Solution : B

Based upon the above information, are living in student housing within five miles of the campus and receiving some kind of financial aid mutually exclusive?

Yes

No
• ## C

Cannot be determined

REVIEW QUESTION 12 Solution : B

The interest rate charged on the financial aid is _______ data.

• ## A

quantitative discrete
• ## B

quantitative continuous
• ## C

qualitative discrete
• ## D

qualitative

REVIEW QUESTION 13 Solution : B

What follows is information about the students who receive financial aid at the local community college.

• 1st quartile = $250 • 2nd quartile =$700
• 3rd quartile = $1200 (These amounts are for the school year.) If a sample of 200 students is taken, how many are expected to receive$250 or more?

50

250

150
• ## D

Cannot be determined

REVIEW QUESTION 14 Solution : C. 150

The next two problems refer to the following information: $P\left(A\right)=0\text{.}2$ , $P\left(B\right)=0\text{.}3$ , $A$ and $B$ are independent events.

$P\left(A\phantom{\rule{2pt}{0ex}}\text{AND}\phantom{\rule{2pt}{0ex}}B\right)=$

0.5

0.6

0
• ## D

0.06

REVIEW QUESTION 15 Solution : D

$P\left(A\phantom{\rule{2pt}{0ex}}\text{OR}\phantom{\rule{2pt}{0ex}}B\right)=$

0.56

0.5

0.44
• ## D

1

REVIEW QUESTION 16 Solution : C

If $H$ and $D$ are mutually exclusive events,  $P\left(H\right)=0\text{.}\text{25}$ , $P\left(D\right)=0\text{.}\text{15}$ , then $P\left(H|D\right)$

1

0

0.40
• ## D

0.0375

REVIEW QUESTION 17 Solution : B

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