05 STAT discrete rv IC Q1 Q2 Q3

# 05 STAT discrete rv IC Q1 Q2 Q3 - Dr V.R Bencivenga...

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Economics 329 DISCRETE RANDOM VARIABLES INDEX CARD QUESTION #1 A woman in a highland village in the Andes knits sweaters and sells them for export. She also takes care of her family and helps farm the family land; therefore, the amount of time she can devote to knitting is random. The probability distribution of the number of sweaters she can produce per month is as follows: Number of sweaters (x) 2 3 4 5 6 7   x P X .1 .1 .2 .3 .2 .1 a. What is the expected number of sweaters per month she manufactures? b. What is the variance of the number of sweaters per month she manufactures? c. The exporter pays \$12 for each sweater. The woman pays \$2 per sweater for yarn. She also pays \$3 per month to send the sweaters to the exporter (this is the shipping cost regardless of the number of sweaters shipped). Give profit from knitting sweaters as a function of the number of sweaters knitted. d.

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## This note was uploaded on 02/26/2012 for the course ECONOMICS 329 taught by Professor Bencivenga during the Spring '12 term at University of Texas.

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