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"The Problem with Angels" by Cyndy Dowling

Although this problem is wholly mine, The catalyst came from the magazine, Time.On the magazine cover I did find The realm of angels tickling my mind. Inside, 69% I found to be In angels, Americans do believe. Then, it was time to rise to the task, Ninety-five high school and college students I did ask.Viewing all as one group, Random sampling to get the scoop. So, I asked each to be true, "Do you believe in angels?" Tell me, do! Hypothesizing at the start, Totally believing in my heartThat the proportion who said yes Would be equal on this test. Lo and behold, seventy-three did arrive, Out of the sample of ninety-five.Now your job has just begun, Solve this problem and have some fun.
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  • 0.0984
  • Decision: Do not reject null
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"Blowing Bubbles" by Sondra Prull

Studying stats just made me tense, I had to find some sane defense.Some light and lifting simple play To float my math anxiety away. Blowing bubbles lifts me high Takes my troubles to the sky.POIK! They're gone, with all my stress Bubble therapy is the best. The label said each time I blew The average number of bubbles would be at least 22.I blew and blew and this I found From 64 blows, they all are round! But the number of bubbles in 64 blowsVaried widely, this I know. 20 per blow became the meanThey deviated by 6, and not 16. From counting bubbles, I sure did relax But now I give to you your task.Was 22 a reasonable guess? Find the answer and pass this test!
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21. "Dalmatian Darnation" by Kathy Sparling

A greedy dog breeder named Spreckles Bred puppies with numerous frecklesThe Dalmatians he sought Possessed spot upon spotThe more spots, he thought, the more shekels. His competitors did not agree That freckles would increase the fee.They said, “Spots are quite nice But they don't affect price;One should breed for improved pedigree.” The breeders decided to prove This strategy was a wrong move.Breeding only for spots Would wreak havoc, they thought.His theory they want to disprove. They proposed a contest to Spreckles Comparing dog prices to freckles.In records they looked up One hundred one pups:Dalmatians that fetched the most shekels. They asked Mr. Spreckles to name An average spot count he'd claimTo bring in big bucks. Said Spreckles, “Well, shucks,It's for one hundred one that I aim.” Said an amateur statistician Who wanted to help with this mission.“Twenty-one for the sample Standard deviation's ample: They examined one hundred and one Dalmatians that fetched a good sum.They counted each spot, Mark, freckle and dotAnd tallied up every one. Instead of one hundred one spots They averaged ninety six dotsCan they muzzle Spreckles’ Obsession with frecklesBased on all the dog data they've got?
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  • Decision: Reject null
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"Macaroni and Cheese, please!!" by Nedda Misherghi and Rachelle Hall

As a poor starving student I don't have much money to spend for even the bare necessities. So my favorite and main staple food is macaroni and cheese. It's high in taste and low in cost and nutritional value.

One day, as I sat down to determine the meaning of life, I got a serious craving for this, oh, so important, food of my life. So I went down the street to Greatway to get a box of macaroni and cheese, but it was SO expensive! $2.02 !!! Can you believe it? It made me stop and think. The world is changing fast. I had thought that the mean cost of a box (the normal size, not some super-gigantic-family-value-pack) was at most $1, but now I wasn't so sure. However, I was determined to find out. I went to 53 of the closest grocery stores and surveyed the prices of macaroni and cheese. Here are the data I wrote in my notebook:

    Price per box of mac and cheese:

  • 5 stores @ $2.02
  • 15 stores @ $0.25
  • 3 stores @ $1.29
  • 6 stores @ $0.35
  • 4 stores @ $2.27
  • 7 stores @ $1.50
  • 5 stores @ $1.89
  • 8 stores @ 0.75.

I could see that the costs varied but I had to sit down to figure out whether or not I was right. If it does turn out that this mouth-watering dish is at most $1, then I'll throw a big cheesy party in our next statistics lab, with enough macaroni and cheese for just me. (After all, as a poor starving student I can't be expected to feed our class of animals!)

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what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
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what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
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yes that's correct
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I think
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what is the stm
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is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
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What is meant by 'nano scale'?
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What is STMs full form?
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scanning tunneling microscope
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how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
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Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
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what is differents between GO and RGO?
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what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
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what is Nano technology ?
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write examples of Nano molecule?
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The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
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nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
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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..
Adin
why?
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what school?
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biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
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anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
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sciencedirect big data base
Ernesto
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
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what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
Bharti
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
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absolutely yes
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