Given a binomial random variable withn= 10 andp= .3, use the formula to find the following probabilities.
In the United States, voters who are neither Democrat nor Republican are called
Independents. It is believed that 10% of all voters are Independents. A survey
asked 25 people to identify themselves as Democrat, Republican, or Independent.
a.What is the probability that none of the people are Independent?
b.What is the probability that fewer than five people are Independent?
c.What is the probability that more than two people are Independent?
X is normally distributed with mean 250 and standard
deviation 40. What value of X does only the top 15% exceed?
is an Internet-based travel agency wherein customers can see videos of the
cities they plan to visit. The number of hits daily is a normally distributed
random variable with a mean of 10,000 and a standard deviation of 2,400.
a.What is the probability of getting more than 12,000 hits?
b.What is the probability of getting fewer than 9,000 hits?
Exercises 13.5to13.10are “what-if” analyses designed to
determine what happens to the test statistics and interval estimates when
elements of the statistical inference change. These problems can be solved
manually, using the Excel spreadsheets you created or Minitab.
samples of 25 from each of two normal populations, we found the following
a.Estimate the difference
between the two population means with 95% confidence.
b.Repeat part (a) increasing the
standard deviations tos1= 255 ands2= 260.
c.Describe what happens when the
sample standard deviations get larger.
d.Repeat part (a) with samples
of size 100.
e.Discuss the effects of
increasing the sample size.
sampling from two normal populations produced the following results:
X1 = 412 S1
= 128 n1 = 150
X2 = 405 S2
= 54 n2 = 150
a.Can we infer at the 5% significance level thatμ1is greater thanμ2?
b.Repeat part (a) decreasing the standard deviations tos1= 31 ands2= 16.
c.Describe what happens when the sample standard deviations get smaller.
d.Repeat part (a) with samples of size 20.
e.Discuss the effects of decreasing the sample size.
f.Repeat part (a) changing the mean of sample 1 tox1 = 409
g.Discuss the effect of decreasingx1
A random sample of 50 observations
yielded the following frequencies for the standardized intervals:
z ≤ - 1 6
- 1 <
z ≤ 0
0 < z ≤ 1
z > 1
Can we infer that the data are not
normal? (Use α = .10.)
The following exercises require
the use of a computer and software.
Suppose that the personnel department inExercise
investigation by categorizing absentees according to the shift on which they
worked, as shown in the accompanying table. Is there sufficient evidence at the
10% significance level of a relationship between the days on which employees
are absent and the shift on which the employees work?
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Day 52 28 37 31 33
35 34 34 37 41