Solutions to Problem Set #1
1
1. Let = cfw_a, b, c be a sample space. Let m(a) = 2 , m(b) =
probabilities for all eight subsets of .
1
3
1
and m(c) = 6 . Find the
The eight subsets are: , cfw_a, cfw_b
Solutions to Problem Set #4
Section 6.1
14. In the hat check problem, N people check their hats and the hats are handed back at
random. Let Xj = 1 if the j th person gets his or her own hat and 0 othe
Solutions to Problem Set #7
Section 8.1
1. A fair coin is tossed 100 times. The expected number of heads is 50, and the standard
deviation for the number of heads is (100 1/2 1/2)1/2 = 5. What does Ch
Solutions to Problem Set #8
Section 9.1
8. A club serves dinner to members only. They are seated at 12-seat tables. The manager
observes over a long period of time that 95 percent of the time there ar
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3.3. PROBLEMS
3.3
Problems
2.2.1 (a) Presumably the authors mean that the probability of landing in an
interval is proportional to the length of the interval. This means f (x) = C
for some positive
Solutions to Problem Set #4
Section 4.1
18. A doctor assumes that a patient has one of three diseases d1 , d2 or d3 . Before any test, he
assumes an equal probability for each disease. He carries out
Solutions to Problem Set #6
Section 5.1
10.(Paraphrased) The US Census wants to estimate the number of people not counted by the
census. In a given locality, let N be actual the number of people who l
Solutions to Problem Set #2
Section 3.1
3. In a digital computer, a bit is one of the integers cfw_0, 1, and a word is any string of 32
bits. How many dierent words are possible?
This problem is analo
Solutions to Problem Set #2
Section 3.2
6. Charles claims he can distinguish between beer and ale 75% of the time. Ruth bets he
cannot. A bet is made: Charles is to be given ten small glasses, each ha
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CHAPTER 5. CONDITIONAL PROBABILITY
5.4
Problems
4.1.1 Suppose E and F are events with positive probabilities. Show that if
P (E |F ) = P (E ), then P (F |E ) = P (F ).
Suppose
P (E F )
P (E | F ) =
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7.2
CHAPTER 7. EXPECTED VALUE AND VARIANCE
Problems
6.1.2 If a red card is drawn the player wins $1. If a black card is drawn the
player loses $2. What is the expected value?
1
1
1
2 = .
2
2
2
6.1.
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7.5. PROBLEMS
7.5
Problems
6.3.2 Let X be a random variable with range [1, 1] and density function
fX . Find (X ) and 2 (X ) if fX (x) = 0 for |x| > 1, and for |x| 1
Since the interval [1, 1] is sy
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7.3.5
CHAPTER 7. EXPECTED VALUE AND VARIANCE
Problems
6.2.2 A random variable X has the distribution
0
1
2
4
1 / 3 1/ 3 1/ 6 1/ 6
pX =
Find the expected value, variance, and standard deviation of X
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CHAPTER 6. IMPORTANT DISTRIBUTIONS AND DENSITIES
6.2
Problems
5.1.1 Which are modeled with a uniform distribution?
(a) Yes, P (X = k ) = 1/6 for k = 1, . . . , 6.
(b) No, this has a binomial distri
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4.2
CHAPTER 4. COMBINATORICS
Problems
3.1.1 There are 4 3 2 1 = 4! = 24 ways to line up 4 people.
3.1.2 There are 4 3 = 12 ways to produce (exterior, interior ) color
combinations.
3.1.3 The number
Solutions to Problem Set #8
Section 11.2
6. In the Land of Oz example (also known as the weather in Hanover example from
class), change the transition matrix by making R an absorbing state. This gives
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5.4. PROBLEMS
4.2.1 Pick a point x at random (with uniform density) in the interval
[0, 1]. Find the probability that x > 1/2 gived that
(a) x > 1/4,
(b) x < 3/4,
(c ) | x 1 / 2 | < 1 / 4 ,
(d) x2