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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 01  An Introduction to Business Statistics 3. The mean and median are the same for an exponential distribution.
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Topic: Exponential Distribution 4. In a statistical study, the random variable X = 1, if the house is colonial, and X = 0 if the
house is not colonial, then it can be stated that the random variable is continuous.
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Topic: Continuous Random Variable 5. The actual weight of hamburger patties is an example of a continuous random variable.
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Topic: Continuous Random Variable 1473 Chapter 01  An Introduction to Business Statistics 6. The number of defective pencils in a lot of 1000 is an example of a continuous random
variable.
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Topic: Continuous Random Variable 7. For a continuous distribution, P(X ≤ 100) = P(X < 100).
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Topic: Continuous Probability Distribution 8. All continuous random variables are normally distributed.
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Topic: Continuous Probability Distribution 9. For a continuous distribution, the exact probability of a particular value is zero.
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Topic: Continuous Probability Distribution 1474 Chapter 01  An Introduction to Business Statistics 10. The height of a probability curve f(x) at a particular point indicates the value of a
probability for a given value of a random variable x.
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Topic: Continuous Probability Distribution 11. A continuous probability distribution having a rectangular shape where the probability is
evenly distributed over an interval of numbers is called a uniform probability distribution.
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Topic: Uniform Distribution 12. The exponential probability distribution is based on a continuous random variable.
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Topic: Exponential Distribution 13. The mean of a standard normal distribution is always equal to 1.
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Topic: Normal Distribution 1475 Chapter 01  An Introduction to Business Statistics 14. The standard deviation of a standard normal distribution is always equal to 1.
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Topic: Normal Distribution 15. The normal probability distribution is a discrete probability distribution.
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Topic: Normal Distribution 16. A continuous random variable may assume only integer values in a given interval.
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Topic: Continuous Random Variable 17. The z value tells us the number of standard deviations that a value x is from the mean.
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Topic: Normal Distribution 1476 Chapter 01  An Introduction to Business Statistics 18. If the random variable of x is normally distributed, 68.26% of all possible observed values
of x will be within two standard deviations of the mean.
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Topic: Normal Distribution 19. For a binomial probability experiment, with n = 150 and p = .2, it is appropriate to use the
normal approximation to the binomial distribution.
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Topic: Binomial  Normal Approximation Multiple Choice Questions 20. The mean life of pair of shoes is 40 months with a standard deviation of 8 months. If the
life of the shoes is normally distributed, how many pairs of shoes out of one million will need
replacement before 36 months?
A. 500,000
B. 808,500
C. 191,500
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Topic: Normal Distribution 1477 Chapter 01  An Introduction to Business Statistics 21. A standard normal distribution has a mean of _____ and standard deviation of _____.
A. zero, zero
B. zero, one
C. one, one
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Topic: Normal Distribution 22. A property of continuous distributions is that:
A. As with discrete random variables, the probability distribution can be approximated by a
smooth curve.
B. Probabilities for continuous variables can be approximated using discrete random
variables.
C. Unlike discrete random variables, probabilities can be found using tables.
D. Unlike discrete random variables, the probability that a continuous random variable equals
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