Practice Problems for Introduction & Sampling
© 2010 Radha Bose FSU Department of Statistics
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1.
Below is a list of US presidents, numbered in chronological order.
(We ignore the fact that Grover
Cleveland had two nonconsecutive terms, serving his second term after Benjamin Harrison.)
00 — George Washington
22 — Benjamin Harrison
01 — John Adams
23 — William McKinley
02 — Thomas Jefferson
24 — Theodore Roosevelt
03 — James Madison
25 — William Howard Taft
04 — James Monroe
26 — Woodrow Wilson
05 — John Quincy Adams
27 — Warren G. Harding
06 — Andrew Jackson
28 — Calvin Coolidge
07 — Martin Van Buren
29 — Herbert Hoover
08 — William Henry Harrison
30 — Franklin D. Roosevelt
09 — John Tyler
31 — Harry S. Truman
10 — James K. Polk
32 — Dwight D. Eisenhower
11 — Zachary Taylor
33 — John F. Kennedy
12 — Millard Fillmore
34 — Lyndon B. Johnson
13 — Franklin Pierce
35 — Richard Nixon
14 — James Buchanan
36 — Gerald Ford
15 — Abraham Lincoln
37 — Jimmy Carter
16 — Andrew Johnson
38 — Ronald Reagan
17 — Ulysses S. Grant
39 — George H. W. Bush
18 — Rutherford B. Hayes
40 — Bill Clinton
19 — James A. Garfield
41 — George W. Bush
20 — Chester A. Arthur
42 — Barack Obama
21 — Grover Cleveland
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John Adams (not
John Quincy Adams) was the last president who started his term(s) in the
1700s.
William McKinley was the last president who started his term(s) in the 1800s.
Bill Clinton was the
last president who started his term(s) in the 1900s.
Use the labeling provided to select a stratified random sample of one president who started his
term(s) in the 1700s, six presidents who started in the 1800s, four who started in the 1900s and one who
started in the 2000s.
Enter the random digits sheet at line AM.
2.
Identify the subjects, observations, population, sample, parameter and statistic in the following story
(be careful, you may not be able to find an exact number for the parameter or the statistic, but you can
describe it in words):
The federal government wants to know how much money they need to budget to recompense the
victims of Hurricane Katrina, therefore they would like to know the average loss per person.
To get a
preliminary idea of the average loss per person, they poll the people sheltered in the Houston Astrodome.
It turns out that the average loss of those persons is $7500 per person.
3.
A random sample of doctors from a certain city will be chosen to take part in a national medical
standards survey.
The doctors are labeled as follows: 0029 are pediatricians, 3039 are neurologists and
4059 are cardiologists.
(i) Enter the random digits sheet at line W and choose a stratified random sample of 3 pediatricians, 1
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