Example Quiz #3 : Statistics - Math 340


This quiz has been retired.  It is not being used for the internet version of Math 340 anymore. 

Directions:  

  This is test has multiple choice, True/False, and fill in the blank answers.  Select the option that BEST represents the correct answer.  

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1.  Is the distribution below a valid probability distribution?



 

X
 

1
 

2
 

3
 

4
 

P(X)
 

1/2
 

1/3
 

1/3
 

1/5
 



YES       or             NO


 
 


2.  What is the mean of the following probability distribution??



 

X
 

8
 

10
 

12
 

14
 

P(X)
 

0.2
 

0.3
 

0.1
 

0.4 
 



a.  11.4
b.  10.6
c.  10.9
d.  11.2
 


 
 

3.  A box contains ten $1 bills, six $5 bills, and four $10 bills.  You are charged $5 to reach in and select a bill from the box (blindfolded, of course).  What is the expected value?



a.  -$1
b.  $1
c.  -$2
d.  -$1.50
 
 


 

4.  In binomial experiments, there are only two possible outcomes: success or failure.


TRUE  OR  FALSE
 


 

5.  Using the Binomial Formula, if n = 8 and p =  .32, what is the probability of getting exactly 4 successes?



a.  0.324
b.  0.145
c.  0.157
d.  0.186
 
 


 


6.  A survey from Litton, Inc. found that 40% of teenage consumers spent a least two weekends each month in shopping malls.  If five teenagers are selected at random, what is the probability that exactly three of them spend two weekends a month in shopping malls (You may use the table in Appendix C)



a.  0.47
b.  0.62
c.  0.36
d.  0.23
 


 

7.  If we have a Binomial Distribution where n = 50 and p = 0.2, what are the mean, variance and standard deviation?  



a.  25, 10, 2.83
b.  10, 8, 2.83
c.  10, 6, 2.83
d.  20, 8, 2.83
 
 


 


8.  A board of directors consists of seven men and five women.  If a group of three officers is to be selected from the board, what is the probability that it will contain exactly two men? 



a.  21/44
b.  21/22
c.  1/22
d.  7/24
 


 

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