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Assignment #1
Winter 2008
Due:
1 pm, Friday, January 18
th
Where:
In the appropriate collection box on the 2nd floor of the Loyola Building
Note
: Show your work, use proper probability notation, and answer word problems with sentences.
Hand in your answers to the following textbook questions:
7.3 #22, 24, 44
7.4 #54, 64, 72
7.5 #2, 10, 26, 36, 38
and your answers to the three problems below.
1.
Florex Inc., like any corporation, must be careful to avoid discriminatory hiring practices. One aspect
of this is to monitor the breakdown of applicants and new hires with respect to gender. The following
table gives some data on the company’s record.
Gender
Male
Female
Total
Hired
40
80
120
Not Hired
360
520
880
Total Applicants
400
600
1,000
a)
What proportion of applicants was hired?
b)
What proportion of
those hired was male?
c)
What proportion of female applicants was hired?
d)
Is there evidence the chance of being hired is different for males and females?
Explain.
2.
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2011 for the course MATH 1216 taught by Professor Jang during the Spring '11 term at Saint Mary's University Texas.
 Spring '11
 Jang
 Probability

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