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ChE253K Spring09 HW06 Problems.Rev03

# ChE253K Spring09 HW06 Problems.Rev03 - Name(Please use this...

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Name: _________________________ (Please use this as cover sheet to your homework.) ChE 253K -- Applied Statistics -- Homework 06 Due Monday, March 23 at Lecture, or earlier 1. Addition, Multiplication and Complement Rules for Probability (a) If a bag of M&Ms has 6 red, 4 blue, 4 green, 7 yellow, 24 orange (this is UT!) and 1 brown, what is the chance that a randomly selected M&Ms will be either red or blue? (b) Please calculate the "incalculable odds" of winning the lottery twice Lottery Winner Gets Lucky Again Next Day MAPLEWOOD, Minn. -- An airline pilot from Maplewood won a \$25,000 lottery jack- pot -- two days in a row. Raymond Snouffer Jr. matched the winning numbers to win Saturday's Northstar Cash drawing with odds of about 170,000 to 1. On Sunday, Snouf- fer won again. Lottery officials said such a sequence was so farfetched that the odds against it were ''virtually incalculable.'' (c) Suppose the probabilities of having certain animals as pets are: p(dog) = 0.25, p(cat) = 0.23, p(ferret) = 0.08. What is the probability that a pet is not a dog or a ferret?

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• Spring '08
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• Probability theory, Binomial distribution, binomial probability function, cumulative binomial probability, lottery twice Lottery

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