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Spring 2006 Exam 2a Name: K0 ¥ Z Section: Instructions: 1 2. mwew . Do not start until instructed to do so. You may use a calculator and one 3x5 card (front and back) with notes,
but nothing else. SHOW ALL WORK to receive full credit.
Clearly indicate your answers. Report answers that are probabilities to 4 decimal places.
. The work you turn in must be your own. 1. 8 points A couple plans to have children until they have a girl, but they agree that they will not have
more than three children. Assume boys and girls are equallylikely and that births are independent events. Let X = number of boys they’ll have. Find the probability density function of X. f(x). 2. 8 points Let S = {10,20,60} and let ;1 = average of the numbers in S . An experiment consists of randomly selecting two numbers from S without replacement (a simple random sample). Let Y =
arithmetic mean of the two numbers. Show that E (Y ) = y . [074/0 +é0 :1 SO E
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VJ 3. 12 points A cereal manufacturer puts pictures of famous athletes on cards in boxes of cereal in the
hope of increasing sales. The manufacturer announces that 20% of the boxes contain a picture of
Tiger Woods. Suppose you buy boxes of this cereal at random and independently. How many boxes
must you buy to have at least a 95% chance of ﬁnding at least 1 picture of Tiger? Show your work. @emoJ/l f PM [€53 4. 8 points Tuberculosis (TB) is a fairly rare disease with only about 5 cases per 10,000 people in the
United States. Suppose a test for TB performs such that 99.9% of those with TB will test positive and
1% of those who do not have TB will test positive. What is the probability that someone has TB given
that they test positive? FF(7/B>; , 0009
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are independent events. Consider a sequence of 6 ﬁrst serves and let X = number of successful first
serves. 5. 2 points Find y =E(X).
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6. 2points Find 0' =1lVar(X). V: /np<).,f\ : IIZIES/o 7. 5points Find Pr(X—,u>20').
{H )X/ag) > 2.967) : Pr (x =0 or X : é)
: propa) + Fr{)(:é)
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\ 8. 5 points Police report that 78% of drivers stopped on suspicion of drunk driving are given a breath
test, 36% a blood test, and 22% both tests. Are these two tests given independently? ﬂ' : imam +€S+‘
8 > b/odai 7L¢S+ 9 FHA/i8) : PrMVMM
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2009 for the course MATH 230 taught by Professor Crissinger during the Spring '08 term at University of Delaware.
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