Saxena Discussion 4

# Saxena Discussion 4 - Discussion Exercise#3 Winter 2012...

This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

Discussion Exercise #3 Winter 2012 Name: Sadhvi Saxena Section: 0103 Probability 1. List here – the main issues that were discussed and how you decided to conduct the study. The way we chose the pasta was not random because they were not replaced, and it didn’t necessarily cover the entire population. However, it was unbiased since we closed our eyes while choosing the pieces of pasta, and the colors were independent of one another. Also, the bag needed to be shaken after each person chooses, which affects the randomness. The sample can’t be truly random because it was more of a judgment sample—people have different sized hands, people chose them back different ways, the pasta was not replaced, and there will always be that element of judgment. Since we are estimating the probability empirically , we now need to generate a cumulative frequency histogram of the data. Do Graph. 3. What is the empirically calculated probability of sampling a red pasta piece for the class? P’(red) =

This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

## This note was uploaded on 04/05/2012 for the course BIOM 301 taught by Professor Staff during the Winter '08 term at Maryland.

### Page1 / 2

Saxena Discussion 4 - Discussion Exercise#3 Winter 2012...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document
Ask a homework question - tutors are online