MAT 394 - PS2: Molecular and Human Genetics
1.) Describe three dierences between DNA and RNA.
Answer:
(a) The backbone of a DNA molecule includes the sugar deoxyribose, which has one less hydroxyl (-OH) group than the sugar ribose found in RNA.
(b) Uracil
MAT 394 - Spring 2012 - Midterm Solutions
Instructor: Jay Taylor
Instructions:
All work should be your own: please do not discuss the exam with anyone other than the
instructor before the Monday due date. If you have any questions, please contact me by
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MAT 394 - PS1 Solutions
2.) Let us write D for the event that an individual is diseased, H for the event that they are
healthy, and + and , respectively, for the events that they receive either a positive or negative
test result. We are told that
P(D) = 0
MAT 394 - PS4 Solutions
1.) Suppose that a fair six-sided die is rolled three times and let X1 , X2 and X3 be the three numbers
obtained, in order of occurrence.
(a) Calculate the probability that X1 < X2 < X3 .
(b) Calculate the conditional probability t
MAT 394 - PS1 Solutions
2.) Let us write D for the event that an individual is diseased, H for the event that they are
healthy, and + and , respectively, for the events that they receive either a positive or negative
test result. We are told that
P(D) = 0