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Unformatted text preview: Probability and Statistics for Engineering (ESE 326} Exam t February 18, 2010 This exam contains 11 multiplechoice problems worth two points each, six tme~false problems worth
one point each, seven shott~answer problems worth one point each, and one freeresponse problem worth
ﬁve points, for an exam total" of 40 poiats. Part I. Multiple»Choice (two points each) Clearly ﬁll in the oval on your aaswer card which corresponds to the only correct response. 3. Each time Acme Supplies lands a new customer, an eight—character alphanumeric code for that
customer is generated randomly by a computer, Each character in such a password can be chosen
from among the 26 letters AWZ and the 30 digits 0—9. Repetition is allowed. What is the probability
that a randomlygenerated password of this type contatns all letters and no numbers? (A) .0005 My ’ a
(B) .0200 4&9
(C) .0223 3 [A ‘3
(o) .0386
(a) .0516
f (a) .0700 l
(G) .1305
(H) .1712
(I) .2523 I . wife 2. What is the probability of getting a “straight flush” in a ﬁvecard hand dealt from a standard deck of
52 cards? (A straight flush ts ﬁve cards in a row, all ofthe same suit, such as 31', 4v, 5", 61!, 7?.
ﬁlm. An Ace can be low or high. In other words, both the straight A, 2, 3,4, 5 and the straight
it}, 3, Q, K, A would be allowed. (A) 0000002
(B) 0000139 * f5
((6) 0000154 . {a
(1)) 0000300 ( _ (E) 0004790
(F) 0004052
((3) 0019054
(H) 0030240
(I) 0030400
(J) 0504230 3. Bekah, Kendail, and Mary go shopping for shoes. At Fortuimus Footwear) there are 250 styles of
ladies‘ shoes. Each teen pians to buy either one pair or two different pairs today. (It‘s OK if
muftiple teens choose the same styie.) How many outcomes are possible? (A) (250)3(25002)3 MA. 5121A we“ we pew (B) (250)3(250PQF (c) (3>(250)3(25002)3 a (B) (3)(250)3(250P2)3 W m" 5‘5? 5"” PM“
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(a) [250 + 250132]
(I) (250)3 + (25002,)3
(D (250}3 + (250P2)3 4. 8% of Americans have diabetes, 12% have chronic kidney disease (CKD), and 9% have CKD but
not diabetes. What is the probability that a randomﬂy~seiected American with diabetes also has cm)? M {4: wake. WWW Lam 83 32h, {22/9/1165}: Aka CH?) PIA] :: ,5)? (9537 3 J2 Plﬁ’sgj at}? (A)
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bachelor‘s degree). Of Americans over 30 with advanced degrees, 22% earn over $100, 600 per
year. Of Americans over 30 without advanced degrees, 6% earn over $100, 008 per year. If an
American over 30 earns over $180,003 per year, what is the probabiiiiy that he or she has an advanced degree? F} 3’ WLL gee/wen him we QC/féﬂrﬂgzl r * " ‘ .s (A) .0459
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(H) .7273 (12258355) + name) (I) .9519 (J) .9541 6. Consider the foiiowing function, which is potentially a density function for a discrete random
variable X. f(x)=f; :1:=2,3,4,...
What would the value of the constant c have to be in order to make f a density?
(A) £5
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(G) 3 (H 4 .. whﬁ n3ha Mir—é via3w w CZiZ (5) £6 ) 7. The number of “hits” to a certain website is a Poisson process with an average of 5 hits per hour.
What is the probability that the website will receive exactly 14 hits in a two—hour period? {(A0 .o521 )
(B) .0663
((3 .0835
GD) .1157
(s) .8243
(F) .9165
(o) .9337
(H) .9479 Newt Isaaos is somewhat prepared for his physics ﬁnai exam, which will consist of sixty questions.
The probability that he will answer any given question correctly is .75. What is the probability that
Newt will answer between 45 and 50 (including 45 and 50) questions correctly? meWe 23:5" sxe keno P[X=r4] “3 goat’s: (A) .4054 (B) .4294 M“,ng =71 : 4,3 F. '3: 3 “75” (C) .4524 £ 4’ l n # ‘
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(H) There are 1200 booby birds on Espaﬁola, (one of the Galapogos Islands), of which 750 are blue—
footed boobies and 450 are masked boobies. (Y es, these are real species!) If a naturalist captures
10 booby birds at random points around the island for study purposes, what is the probability that at
least eight will be blue—footed? (A) .01 Nf 4”: 12536} AW: 752} is. :16
(B) '06 Pfx'as] ePfX‘ﬁje Plsegjepfx‘ﬁioj (C) .15 (gaze???) $9 (ejéj/iﬁ) “if {ier/ifej as) .79” :: “mesmsmm.owwmsss F , 51m 5: zoo g ‘3 25m:
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(H)sg ::.J4op«eiosﬁo~esoo2@ s..soee 10. A veiieybail coach hoids a serving competition for her team members. Each girl makes repeated
attempts to serve the bali over the net and in bounds (a good serve). When she has reacheé a total
of ﬁve poor serves, her turn is over, and the tot‘ai number if attempts (good and poor) is counted as
her score. The girl with the highest score Wins. Ionian can manage a good serve 72% of the time, What is the probability that her score will be 13‘? (A) .0036 Lem?me JL ‘2: 5 f3 ‘= i 2.?
(B) .0094 ‘i , w, ,. . .
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(2)) .0984. (E) .1690 a: ems? (3?) .8460 (G) .9016 (H) .9385 (1) .9906 (I) .9964 11‘ Let X be a hypergeometﬁc random variabie with N = 24, r = 20, and n == 8. What are the
possibie vaiues for 32‘? (A) 0,1,...,4
(B) 0,1,...,8 (C) e,1,...,20 (D) 1,2,...,4 (a) 1,2,,..,s (F) 1,2,...,2e é 5: ’2 “if g (G) 4,5,...,8 i x‘ :31 26:3 (H) 4,5,...,29 gay: 5; a; ﬂ :5 1:: 41 (I) s,9,...,29 ‘ ( 5,
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(I) 8,9,...,24 Part I}. TrueFalse (one point each)
Mark “A” on your answer card ifthe statement is true; mark “B” if it is false. 12. If A and B are events such that P m 0, then A and B are mutually exclusive. “ﬂake: Eli{rm i3 f 1?" {53% 53} x @313}: a g 13. Suppose A and B are events such that PM} = .'?5, PER] : .6, and PM U B] m .9. Then A and B are independent. , _ , . .
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Chebyshev's Theorem, H3 < X < 21] = g. p aegipﬁxijv viz: {/éisageufwaewfe “Wan {fivﬁu‘i ea ewe;
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the number of games won by the Rams timing the season. (There are no ties, only wins anti losses.)
Then X is a binomial random variable. i
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The answer to each oftbese is right or wrong: no work is required, and no partial credit will be given. 18. Ellie is one of eight swimmers competing in the 200 yard butterﬂy event. Why would it not be
appropriate to say that Ellie‘s probability of winning the event is %? (The reason can be stated simply and brieﬂy. If you don‘t know, don’t make something up. Your answer should be precise
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