1. Researcher conducted by a tobacco company indicates that the relative frequency distribution of tar content of its newly developed low-tar cigarette has a mean equal to 3.9 milligrams of tar per cigarette and a standard deviation equal to 1.0 milligram. Suppose a sample of 100 low-tar cigarettes is randomly selected from a day’s production and the tar content is measured in each. Assuming that the tobacco company’s claim is true, what is the probability that the mean tar content of the sample is greater than 4.15 milligrams? [0.00621]

2. The safety limit of a crane is known to be 32 tons. The mean weight and the standard deviation of a large number of iron rods are 0.3 ton and 0.2 ton respectively. One hundred rods are lifted at a time. Compute the probability of an accident. [0.1587]

3. A soft –drink vending machine is set so that the amount of drink dispensed is a random variable with a mean of 200 milliliters and a standard deviation of 15 milliliters. What is the probability that the mean amount dispensed in a random sample of size 36 is at least 204 milliliters? [0.0548]

4. An automatic machine in a manufacturing process is operating properly if the lengths of an important subcomponent are normally distributed with mean (μ) = 117 cm and standard deviation (σ) = 6.1 cm. Find the probability that if four subcomponents are randomly selected, their mean length exceeds 120 cm. [0.16354]

5.The number of pizzas consumed per month by university students is normally distributed with a mean of 10 and a standard deviation of 3. What is the probability that in a random sample of 25 students, more than 275 pizzas are consumed? [0.04746]

6.The number of customers who enter a supermarket each hour is normally distributed with a mean of 600 and a standard deviation of 200. The supermarket is open 16 hours per day. What is the probability that the total number of customers...

...StandardDeviation
objective
• Describe standarddeviation and
it’s importance in biostatistics.
Measure of Dispersion
• Indicates how widely the scores
are dispersed around the central
point (or mean.)
-StandarddeviationStandardDeviation.
• The most commonly used method
of dispersion in oral hygiene.
• The larger the standarddeviation,
the...

...selected at random from the sample.
a) What is the probability the person is female or occasionally involved in charity work?
b) Are the events “being female and occasionally involved in charity work” and “being frequently involved in charity work” mutually exclusive?
yes
6. A company gave psychological tests to perspective employees. The random variable x represents the possible test scores.
a) Use the histogram to find...

...I'll be honest. Standarddeviation is a more difficult concept than the others we've covered. And unless you are writing for a specialized, professional audience, you'll probably never use the words "standarddeviation" in a story. But that doesn't mean you should ignore this concept.
The standarddeviation is kind of the "mean of the mean," and often can help you find the story behind the data. To...

...StandardDeviation (continued)
L.O.: To find the mean and standarddeviation from a frequency table.
The formula for the standarddeviation of a set of data is [pic]
Recap question
A sample of 60 matchboxes gave the following results for the variable x (the number of matches in a box):
[pic].
Calculate the mean and standarddeviation for x....

...conducted in Chicago (population 2,800,000) using random-digit-dialing equipment which place calls at random to residential phones, both mobile and landline. The purpose of the survey is to determine the percentage of adults who would favor a half-cent increase in the sales tax to help fund public transportation. Four hundred adults are interviewed and 36% of them favor the proposal. Answer the next two questions.
1. The sample size for this...

...Kuleshov
Frequency Distributions
This assignment is based on Frequency Distributions and will include the following information:
1. The ability to describe the information provided by the StandardDeviation.
2. The ability to use the StandardDeviation to calculate the percentage of occurrence of a variable either above or below a particular value.
3. The ability to describe a normal distribution as...

...(a) Suppose we take a randomsample of size 100 from a discrete distribution in this manner: A green die and a red die are thrown simultaneously 100 times and let Xi denote the sum of the spots on the two dice on the ith throw, i = 1, 2,...100. Find the probability that the sample mean number of spots on the two dice is less than 7.5.
n = 100
µ = 7 µ[pic] = 7
σ = 2.41 σ[pic] = 2.41 /[pic]
|X...

...question: What is the impact of the new point on the standarddeviation?
The new point has made the standarddeviation to go up to over 2.07
b) Follow the instructions to create the next two graphs then answer the following question: What did you do differently to create the data set with the larger standarddeviation.
What I did differently was to have two outliners on both ends of the outline so...

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