# Standard deviation + probability - practice problems

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- 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - A mountain climber

A mountain climber plans to buy some rope to use as lifeline. Which of the following would be the better choice? Explain your choice. Rope A: Mean breaking strength:500lb; standard deviation of 100lb Rope B: Mean breaking strength: 500lb; standard deviati - IQ Intelligence quotient

Intelligence quotient (IQ) is a standardized score used as the output of standardized intelligence psychological tests to quantify a person's intelligence with the rest of the population (respectively to a given group). Intelligence has an approximately n - Assembly time

The assembly time for the toy follows a normal distribution with a mean of 75 minutes and a standard deviation of 9 minutes. The company closes at 5 pm every day. If one starts assembling at 4 pm what is the probability that he will finish before the comp - 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. - Stoaches

Stoaches are fictional creatures distantly related to bigfoot and yeti. Stoach weights are normally distributed, with mean 904g and standard deviation 104g. State the probability that the sample mean of a random sample of 36 stoach weights exceeds 943g. ( - Lifespan

The lifetime of a light bulb is a random variable with a normal distribution of x = 300 hours, σ = 35 hours. a) What is the probability that a randomly selected light bulb will have a lifespan of more than 320 hours? b) Up to what value of L hours can the - Ball bearings

One bearing is selected from the shipment of ball bearings. It is known from previous deliveries that the inner bearing radius can be considered as a normal distribution of N (µ = 0.400, σ2 = 25.10^−6). Calculate the probability that the selected radius w - Normal distribution GPA

The average GPA is 2.78 with a standard deviation of 4.5. What are students in the bottom the 20% having what GPA? - Normal Distribution

At one college, GPA's are normally distributed with a mean of 3.1 and a standard deviation of 0.4. What percentage of students at the college have a GPA between 2.7 and 3.5? - Box and whisker plot

Construct a box and whisker plot for the given data. 56, 32, 54, 32, 23, 67, 23, 45, 12, 32, 34, 24, 36, 47, 19, 43

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