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Unformatted text preview: 36-225 Handout for Lecture # 22
October 22, 2008
1. In a certain city the daily consumption of electric power (in millions of kilowatts hours) can be treated as having a gamma distribution with = 4 and = 2. A new power plant is being built. What should be the capacity of the plant if we want to keep the probability that the supply at any given time would inadequate at 0.01. 2. The saturation of dissolved oxygen in a particular river can be modeled using a beta distribution with parameters = 3 and = 2. An environmental engineer takes a sample of water from this river and finds that the saturation fraction is less than 40%. What is the probability of that happening? ...
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2011 for the course STATISTICS 225 taught by Professor Finegold during the Spring '11 term at Carnegie Mellon.
- Spring '11