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MIDTERM EXAM II Fall 2009 Last Name: W First Name: _______ ID: Show all your work for full credit 1.(12pts) For some constant c, the random variable X has the probability density function Km)“ (12:4 if0<m<2,
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2; I P(X>l)= e = e (b) (6pts) the conditional probability that a repair takes at least 10 hours, given that its duration exceeds
9 hours? MLa 7iOIX7‘?): P(X>f) : e“; 3.(10pts) A randomly chosen IQ test taker obtains a score that is normally distributed with mean 100 and
standard deviation 15. What is the probability that the score of such a person is between 90 and 110. pwosxeno : H‘lﬁglﬂda— i5) 4. Let X and Y be continuous random variables with joint density function misery where c is a constant.
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of all such light bulbs produced have a lifetime that exceeds 1.5 years. 5% of all such light bulbs produced
have a lifetime that is less than 1 year. What are the mean and standard deviation of X '3’ W 0&1) r h :. (Ni ‘7 l" g 0, 0‘ i
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inﬁnite population that has standard deviation 0‘ = 0.1. What is the minimum sample size n required to ensure that the probability the sample mean X. is within 0.02 of the true mean to be at least 0.95, i.e.1
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