Quiz_04B - Unit Quiz 04

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1. Suppose that a student needs to buy 6 books for her history course. The number of books that she will be able to find used is a binomial random variable X with n = 6 and p = 0.30. In other words, the probability that she will find any given book used is 0.30, and is independent from one book to the next. What is the probability that she will find more than 2 used books? A) 0.676 B) 0.256 C) 0.324 D) 0.744 Feedback: Open Minitab and go to Calc > Probability Distributions > Binomial. Since we want more than 2 choose Cumulative Probability and enter 6 for number of trials, 0.3 for Probability of Success, click Input Constant and enter 2. This results in probability of P(X = 2) = 0.744. But since we want more than 2 we need to take this probability and subtract it from 1 resulting in P(X > 2) = 0.256 2. Use software to answer the following: You just found out that you have been kicked out of your apartment (through no fault of your own!) and need to find a new place to live. Suppose monthly rent for an individual is a normally distributed random variable with a mean of 334 dollars and a standard deviation of 22 dollars. What is the probability that you will find an apartment that costs less than 400 dollars per month. A) 0.061118 B) 0.766471 C) 0.998650 D) 0.003661 E) 0.938882 F) 0.233529 G) 0.001350 H) 0.996339 Feedback: Go to Calc > Probability Distributions > Normal. Select "Cumulative Probability" and enter 334 for the Mean and 22 for the Standard Deviation. Select "Input Constant" and enter 400. Click OK and the answer is 0.998650 Points Awarded 12.00 Points Missed 4.00 Percentage 75.0% Points Earned: 1.0/1.0 Points Earned: 1.0/1.0 Unit Quiz 04 https://cms.psu.edu/Section/Assessment/Question/GradeDelivery.aspx?entryId=FA12CE6394B. .. 1 of 5 9/27/2010 11:17 PM
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3. Use software to answer the following: You just found out that you have been kicked out of your apartment (through no fault of your own!) and need to find a new place to live. Suppose monthly rent for an individual is a normally distributed random variable with a mean of 334 dollars and a standard deviation of 22 dollars. What is the probability that you will find an
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This note was uploaded on 10/08/2010 for the course STAT 200 taught by Professor Barroso,joaor during the Fall '08 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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Quiz_04B - Unit Quiz 04

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