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Unformatted text preview: STA 4321/5325 Quiz 2 Name: KEY Mathematical Statistics 1 Fall 2008 UF ID: 1. In responding to survey questions which concern sensitive topics people may not respond truthfully. Suppose that we plan to survey 12th graders and ask Have you tried marijuana? Assume that 40% of 12th graders who have tried marijuana will lie and respond no, and that 10% of those who have not tried marijuana will lie and respond yes. Assume also that 55% of all 12th graders have actually tried marijuana. A 12th grader is selected at random. (a) What is the probability that the person selected will answer yes to the question? (SET UP ONLY) (5 pts) M = { has tried marijuana } Y = { answers yes } N = { answers no } = Y P ( N  M ) = . 40 = P ( Y  M ) = . 60 P ( Y  M ) = . 10 P ( M ) = . 55 = P ( M ) = . 45 P ( Y ) = P ( M ) P ( Y  M ) + P ( M ) P ( Y  M ) = ( . 55)( . 60) + ( . 45)( . 10) = 0 . 375 (b) If the person selected answers yes, what is the probability that the person has actually...
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This note was uploaded on 12/15/2011 for the course STA 4321 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.
 Spring '08
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 Statistics, Probability

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