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Unformatted text preview: Math 319, Spring 2010 Midterm Thursday, March 11, 2010 9.05  10.15 am Name : No use of notes or textbook  For full credit, show work and explain answers  Work alone 1. Consider an experiment whose sample space is S . For each event E of the sample space S , we assume that a number P ( E ) is defined and satisfies three axioms. State these three axioms. 2. Consider an experiment whose sample space is S . Assuming the Axioms you stated in Question 1, and that P ( ∅ ) = 0, prove each of the following. (a) For any finite sequence of mutually exclusive events E 1 ,E 2 ,...,E n , P n [ i =1 E i ! = n X i =1 P ( E i ) . (b) For any event E , P ( E c ) = 1 P ( E ) . (c) For any events E 1 ,E 2 , P ( E 1 ∪ E 2 ) = P ( E 1 ) + P ( E 2 ) P ( E 1 E 2 ) . 3. (a) A patient arrives at a doctor’s office with a sore throat and lowgrade fever. After an exam, the doctor decides that the patient has either a bacterial infection or a viral infection or both. The doctor decides that there is a probability of 0.7 that the patient has a bacterial infection and a probability of 0.4 thatthat there is a probability of 0....
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This note was uploaded on 10/14/2010 for the course MATH 319 taught by Professor Clionagolden during the Spring '10 term at Bard College.
 Spring '10
 ClionaGolden
 Math, Statistics, Probability

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