Statistics - math word problems

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  • Average monthly salary
    penize A total of 10 teachers work at one small school in Moravia. The monthly salary of each is 21,500 CZK or 21,800 CZK or 22,500 CZK according to their education and age. The average monthly salary for this school's teacher is 21 850 CZK. How many teachers of
  • Assembly time
    mean_normal 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
  • Two cyclists 2
    cyclist_45 At the same time, two cyclists left the towns A and B at constant speeds. The first one going from town A to town B, and the second one from town B to town A. At one point of the trip they met. After they met, the first cyclist arrived at town B in 36min,
  • Stoaches
    normal_d_2 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. (
  • Tallest people a
    normal_d 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 will be over 2 metre
  • Inflation
    tsar Once upon a time, tsar owned a money printer and printed and printed. The result of printing money prices went up,in the first year 3.9 %, in the second 6%, in the third 4.7% and in the fourth 5.5%. Then tsar was failed in election. Calculate the average
  • Express train
    trains_13 International express train drove from Kosice to Teplice. In the first 279 km, the track was repaired, and therefore it was moving at a speed of 10km/h less than it was scheduled to drive. The rest of the 465 km trip has increased the speed by 8 km/h than
  • Doctor 2
    heart A doctor noted the Diastolic Blood Pressure (DBP) of a large number of patients. Later, he scrambled the data to keep the privacy of his patients. Based on the scrambled dataset, he finds that the lower inner fence is equal to 50 and the upper inner fence
  • Dried fruit
    hrozienka_1 The manufacturer produces a mixture of dried fruit. He purchased: 10kg pineapple for 200 Kc/kg 2kg papaya for 180 kc/kg 1kg of banana for 400 Kc/kg How many kgs of raisin for 80 Kc/kg must be put into the mix by the manufacturer so that the production pri
  • Cross section
    trapezium_right The cross-section ABCD of a swimming pool is a trapezium. Its width AB=14 meters, depth at the shallow end is 1.5 meters, and at the deep end is 8 meters. Find the area of the cross-section.
  • Mixture of nuts
    vahy2 The mixture of nuts should be prepared from almonds, peanuts and cashew nuts ratio 1: 2: 3 (respectively). The price of almonds is 150 CZK/kg, the price of peanuts is 140 CZK/kg and the price of cashew nuts is 180 CZK/kg. The price of the mixture is deter
  • Four pavers
    tiles2_4 Four pavers would pave the square in 18 days. How many pavers do you need to add to done work in 12 days?
  • Normal Distribution
    normal_d 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?
  • Vinegar 2
    ocet How many percentages of vinegar solution will we get if we mix 3.5 liters of 5.8% and 5 liters of 7.6% vinegar?
  • SD - mean
    normal_sd The mean is 10 and the standard deviation is 3.5. If the data set contains 40 data values, approximately how many of the data values will fall within the range of 6.5 to 13.5?
  • Motel
    motorest Three different dinners A, B, C are served in the motel. Three 20 members went to motel. Group 1 ordered dinners: A 20 members and their average dinner price in the group was CZK 200. From Group 2, they ordered a A: 10 persons, B 10 dinners, and their ave
  • Fog
    fog The car started in fog at speed 30 km/h. After a 12-minute drive, the fog dissipated and the driver drove next 12 minutes distance 17 km. On the last 17 km long again the driving conditions deteriorated and the driver drove the speed of 51 km/h. a) Calcul
  • Precious metals
    gold_3 In 2006-2009, the value of precious metals changed rapidly. The data in the following table represent the total rate of return (in percentage) for platinum, gold, an silver from 2006 through 2009: Year Platinum Gold Silver 2009 62.7 25.0 56.8 2008 -41.3 4
  • Basketball team
    meter The heights of five starters on redwood high’s basketball team are 5’11”, 6’3”, 6’6”, 6’2” and 6’. The average of height of these players is?
  • Company car
    fuel Ms. Vaňková has a company car equipped with a multifunction indicator, on which she can monitor the average petrol consumption during individual rides. During the first ride, mostly in city traffic, it traveled 20.5 km, with an average consumption of 7.8L

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