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# hw1 - Statistics 120A Assignment 1 Due Thursday October 4...

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Statistics 120A Assignment 1 Due Thursday, October 4. Homework can be handed in at the Thursday lecture. Or, you may turn in your homework by noon Friday in the ICS Distribution Center. Reading Chapter 1.3-1.6 and 1.7-1.9 Exercises 1.4.6, 1.5.3, 1.5.8, 1.5.11, 1.6.2, 1.6.7 Simulation Peter and Paul play a game called heads and tails. In this game a fair coin is tossed a number of times, say 40. Each time a head comes up Peter wins 1 penny from Paul, and each time a tail comes up Peter loses 1 penny from Paul. We keep track of Peter’s winnings and the number times Peter is in the lead. What do you expect of the distributions? (1) Visit the Probability link under simulation on the class website. Select Chapter 1. (2) Open the CoinTosses applet and simulate some coin tosses. Try a handful of tosses at first, before proceeding to a final string of 40 tosses. Calculate Peter’s winnings at the end of those 40 tosses, and count how many times Peter was in the lead. (3) Open the HTSimulation applet and simulate Peter’s winnings with the number of
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