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Homework 1 Solution

# Homework 1 Solution - MSPE PROGRAM FALL 2010 Solution to...

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MSPE PROGRAM FALL 2010 Solution to HW1, Part II. Chapter 1, Q1: a. Population : all generation X age US citizens (specifically, assign a ‘1’ to those who want to start their own business and a ‘0’ to those who do not, so that the population is the set of 1’s and 0’s). Objective : to estimate the proportion of generation X age US citizens who want to start their own business. b. Population : all healthy adults in the US. Objective : to estimate the true mean body temperature c. Population : single family dwelling units in the city. Objective : to estimate the true mean water consumption d. Population : all tires manufactured by the company for the specific year. Objective : to estimate the proportion of tires with unsafe tread. e. Population : all adult residents of the particular state. Objective : to estimate the proportion who favor a unicameral legislature. f. Population : times until recurrence for all people who have had a particular disease. Objective : to estimate the true average time until recurrence. g. Population : lifetime measurements for all resistors of this type. Objective : to estimate the true mean lifetime (in hours).

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