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Student Name:
Section number:
Statistics 101, Homework 5
Due Monday, October 24, 2011, 4:30pm
Instructions:
This assignment is to be completed
individually
. You may discuss this homework with the other
students in this course (any section), but not with students who are not currently enrolled in
Statistics 101. You may also ask the instructors and the TAs if you need help, but you must
attempt the questions in JMP and submit your written solution
by yourself
.
Although you may
discuss the problems with each other, you should not read each others’ solutions. Do not copy
verbatim. If
you
use
material
from
outside
this
class,
it
must
be
referenced
in
your
solution. Honor code applies to these instructions.
Place your homework in the appropriate bin in the STAT department by the time indicated above.
Readings:
Chapters 8, 9, 10
Do the following 3 problems in the book and 13 problems below. Show all work.
Chapter 9: Problems # 22, 50, 52
1)
While a regular coin is unlikely to land on its side, one can glue together several coins and
thus create a ``threesided coin’’ that has
equal
probability of landing ``Heads’’, ``Tails’’, and
``Side’’.
a)
Suppose we toss such a threesided coin twice. What is the best sample space S?
Are outcomes in this space equally likely? What is the probability that the three
sided coin lands on its ``Side’’ at least once?
b)
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