Binomial distribution - math problems

Number of problems found: 43

• 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 unemploymen rate: 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 in % (percent). Determine the two-sided confidence interval for the vari
• 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).
• Covid-19
Data showed that 22% of people in a small town was infected with the COVID-19 virus. A random sample of six residents from this town was selected. Find the probability that exactly two of these residents was infected.
• Doctors
The drug successfully treats 90% of cases. Calculate the probability that he will cure at least 18 patients out of 20?
• Seeds
The germination of seeds of a certain species of carrot is 96%. What is the probability that at least 25 seeds out of 30 will germinate?
• Tallest people a
As a group, the Dutch are amongst the tallest people in the world. The average Dutchman is 184 cm tall. If a normal distribution is appropriate, and the standard deviation for Dutchmen is about 8 cm, what is the percentage of Dutchmen who will be over 2 m
• Wimbledon finals
Serena Williams made a successful first serve 67% 0f the time in a Wimbledon finals match against her sister Venus. If she continues to serve at the same rate the next time they play and serves 6 times in the first game, determine the probability that: 1.
• Statistics quiz
Fill in the missing word 1. in a data set, the mean, median and mode are measured of ________________ 2. "The manipulation of variables under controlled conditions"is the data collection method known as______________ 3. in a normal distribution, the area
• Alopecia
Medical literature indicates that 45% of men suffer from alopecia. For random sample of 8 men, calculate the probability that: (a) exactly four men suffer from alopecia. (b) at most two men suffer from alopecia.
• Playing cards
From 32 playing cards containing 8 red cards, we choose 4 cards. What is the probability that just 2 will be red?
• The shooter
The shooter shoots at the target, assuming that the individual shots are independent of each other and the probability of hitting each of them is 0.2. The shooter fires until he hits the target for the first time, then stop firing. (a) What is the most li

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