Hw 1 - Homework 1 IET 421 Due date: 01/22/2010, 10:00 PM...

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Homework 1 IET 421 Due date: 01/22/2010, 10:00 PM EST 1. (5 points) Suppose that you want to investigate the factors that potentially affect cooking rice. (a) What would you use as a response variable in this experiment? How would you measure the response? (Response variable)- The texture of the rice after cooking (Measure)- Measuring the amount of water by using a measuring cup that is made for fluids, measure the amount of rice that goes into the water by using a dry measuring cup. Know how many people need served. Measure the amount of time that is needed to cook the rice. The response would be if the rice is pasty hence sticks together or whether it doesn’t stick together. (b) List all of the potential sources of variability that could impact the response. To much water not enough water the brand of rice, when the rice is placed in the water, cooking time, and heat setting (c) Complete the first three steps of the guidelines for designing experiments in Section 1.4 of the book. 1.
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Hw 1 - Homework 1 IET 421 Due date: 01/22/2010, 10:00 PM...

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