Economic Statistics Exam 2
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March 31, 2009
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This exam contains
fifteen
short answer questions
(
worth 6 points each
)
and
three
long answer questions
(
worth 15 points each
)
. Show your work clearly to be eligible
for partial credit. In all problems where you need to make a calculation, simplify your
answer as much as convenient. In questions with multiple parts, you should respond
as if your answers to previous parts were correct.
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Short Questions
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6 points apiece
)
1. The formal statement of a hypothesis has two parts.
What are these called, and
what does each describe?
2. What is the minimum variance unbiased estimator of the population variance?
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3. Each person has a
10%
chance of being left

handed. I have a class of
100
students,
and my classroom has
15
left

handed desks.
What is the chance that I have more
left

handed students than desks?
4. You want to determine whether the earnings of former prison inmates differ
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