# Binomial distribution - practice problems

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- Pass a test

The student has to pass a test that contains 10 questions. For each of them, he chooses one of 5 answers, with just one being correct. The student did not prepare for the test, so he chooses the answers at random. What are the probabilities that the stude - Compare distributions

Which would you expect to be larger, the standard deviation of 5 random numbers picked from 1 to 47 in the California Super Lotto (CSL - write 1 as result), or the standard deviation of 5 random numbers picked from 1 to 69 in the multi state PowerBall Lot - A student 2

A student randomly selected 225 college students and asked them whether they ate breakfast that morning before coming to campus. There were 57 students that were at least 25 years old, of which 30 had breakfast that morning. Of the 168 students that were - Population variance

In a California community college, 60% of students will transfer to a college in the CSU system. The number of students in a sample who will transfer follows a binomial distribution. If 8 students are randomly selected, find the population variance σ² of - Sample Proportion

In a California community college, 60% of students will transfer to a college in the CSU system. The number of students in a sample who will transfer follows a binomial distribution. 400 students are randomly selected from the college and 224 of them will - Error rate

The exam has 6 questions. Students have an error rate of 20% and can have a maximum of 1 question wrong. What is the probability that they will succeed? - Suppose 4

Suppose that 14% of all steel shafts produced by a certain process are nonconforming but can be reworked (rather than having to be scrapped). Consider a random sample of 200 shafts, and let X denote the number among these that are nonconforming and can be - Rich retirement

Health care issues are receiving much attention in both academic and political arenas. A sociologist recently conducted a survey of citizens over 60 years of age whose net worth is too high to qualify for government health care but who have no private hea - Publishing company

Suppose you work for a publishing company and before launching a new magazine targeting fashion-oriented consumers, your boss wants to hold a meeting with perspective advertisers. Assume that annual expenditures on magazine ads in this genre are normally - Mortality tables

Mortality tables enable actuaries to obtain the probability that a person at any age will live a specified number of years. Insurance companies and others use such probabilities to determine life-insurance premiums, retirement pensions, and annuity paymen - Binomial probability

What is the binominal probability that at least 4 of the 6 trials (n=6) are succeeded where φ = 0.50? - Level of significance

At a certain college it is estimated that 25% of the students have cars on campus. Does this seem to be a valid estimate if in random sample of 90 college students, 28 are found to have cars? Use a 0.05 level of significance. - Unemployment rate

Over the last 16 years, the country's unemployment rate has changed according to the following frequency table: years of unemployment: 2 5 2 3 3 1 unemployment rate: 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 in % (percent). Determine the two-sided confidence interval for the var - Poisson distribution - daisies

The meadow behind FLD was divided into 100 equally large parts. Subsequently, it was found that there were no daisies in ten of these parts. Estimate the total number of daisies in the meadow. Assume that daisies are randomly distributed in the meadow. - Three sigma rule

The height of trees in a given stand is known to be a quantity with a normal probability distribution with a mean value of 15 m and a variance of 5 m². Determine the interval in which there will be tree heights in such a stand with a probability of 90% - A machine

A machine produces steel rods of normally distributed length; the mean length and the standard deviation being 50.0 cm and 0.5 cm respectively. The rods do not conform to safety standards if they are either shorter than 49.1 cm or longer than 50.7 cm in l - Twenty

Twenty swallows sit on a 10 m long telephone cable. Assume that swallows are completely randomly distributed along the line. (a) What is the probability that more than three swallows sit on a randomly selected section of cable 1 m long? (b) What is the pr - Seeds

From a box of spruce seeds with the germination of 80%, we randomly select 10 seeds and plant them. Find the median of the random variable: the number of germinating seeds. - Statistical survey

Write TRUE OR FALSE for each question: 1 Standard deviation is a measure of central location. 2. The most frequent observation in a data set is known as the mode. 3 The most passive method of data collection is observation. 4 Access time for secondary dat - Bernoulli distribution

The production of solar cells produces 2% of defective cells. Assume the cells are independent and that a lot contains 800 cells. Approximate the probability that less than 20 cells are defective. (Answer to the nearest 3 decimals).

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