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# Forum: Probability

Probability course and homework discussion. Probability distributions. Probability theory, stochastic processes

1. ### Sticky: We only provide homework help to those who show effort

Welcome to Talk Stats Forum. In order to keep homework help effective and efficient, we request all members to abide by these guidelines: 1)...

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09-30-2005, 09:44 AM
1. ### Probability and quality control

Hi all, I am simulating a process in Arena software. One part of the process has a delay of a normal distribution of mean 4 minutes with a...

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08-03-2012, 11:07 PM
2. ### Help in understand this formula

Hello to all, I'm working on a problem which is as follow: There is a buffer which has maximum K capacity to store items. When a request for an...

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08-03-2012, 10:20 AM
3. ### Die probabilistic

i am reading Mostellers book on 50 difficult probability questions. the question I am struggling with is on the average, how many times must a die be...

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08-02-2012, 04:57 PM

Dear All Please give your attention to following and help. There are white(9/16) and black(7/16) balls in box with probabilities...

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08-02-2012, 08:05 AM
5. ### Joint Distribution

Hi,I need some help here: Toss a fair coin twice. Define X,Y and Z as : X=1 if HH or HT X=0 if TH or TT Y=1 if HH or TH Y=0 if HT or TT

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08-01-2012, 08:03 PM
6. ### show P(N>n)=P(X_(n:n)−X_(1:n)<α)

suppose X1,X2,… is sequence of independent random variables of U(0,1) if N=min{n>0:X_(n:n)−X_(1:n)>α,0<α<1} that X_(1:n) is smallest order statistic...

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08-01-2012, 08:58 AM
7. ### Normal Approximation

edit: Nevermind... apparently the answer key is wrong...

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07-31-2012, 10:19 PM
8. ### finding E(N) in this question

suppose X1,X2,… is sequence of independent random variables of U(0,1) if N=min{n>0:X_(n:n)−X_(1:n)>α,0<α<1} that X_(1:n) is smallest order statistic...

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07-31-2012, 06:38 PM
9. ### random variables - expected value of time taken to perform a service

Hello everyone, My name is Alex, I am from Spain and I need help. I am not trained in statistics and all I know is a little bit from school and...

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07-31-2012, 01:35 AM
10. ### 'Bayesian version' of the Cramer-Rao lower bound?

just wondering if there is some sort of "Bayesian version" of that very useful and popular result that people use in maximum likelihood, the...

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07-30-2012, 10:00 PM
11. ### I have a probability problem I need help in

I figured out most of it need help in other parts

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07-30-2012, 01:31 PM
12. ### placing data into which distribution?

Hello all, I have two sets of data, which are divided by a single category. I want to be able to place further observations into one of these...

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07-30-2012, 01:05 PM
13. ### Rejection with mean and standard dev given

So I am having a little brain fart. The problem reads, The snack pack of potato chips is advertised to weigh 3.5oz . The weights are normally...

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07-30-2012, 12:17 PM
14. ### "Naturally occurring" left-skewed distributions?

hello there. for thesis purposes i'm finding myself with the need to simulate left-skewed distributions with a level of skewness i can determine...

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07-30-2012, 12:04 PM
15. ### Lottery 'week intervals'

This strikes me as an interesting (though potentially tricky) lottery question that I'm having trouble getting my head around. Many state...

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07-29-2012, 12:36 AM
16. ### how do design an experiment given a previous one

hello my question is : i have preformed an experiment on an electronic device. the experiment was running the device 110000 cycles in which i...

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07-27-2012, 09:37 AM
17. ### Conditional probability Question

Hi Guys, Could I ask a question with regards to probability theory? I have recorded some journey distances for cars. Here is an example. The...

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07-26-2012, 01:35 PM
18. ### Probability question about patterns

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07-26-2012, 08:21 AM
19. ### Confidence Help

I am trying to make some observations from a data set of independent and dependent variables. Using its S and AD Test statistic, the set of natural...

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07-25-2012, 01:40 PM
20. ### Stick breaking constriction probability

Hi Guys, Could I ask a question with regards to probability theory? I have recorded some journey distances for cars. Here is an example. The...

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07-24-2012, 08:02 AM
21. ### combinatorics ...

Hey guys here's my confusion, any help clearing it up would be wonderful ... :) Let's say you've got 2 * 6-sided dice The sample space is 6^2 =...

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07-22-2012, 11:21 PM
22. ### Probability Question. Help!

I have two questions that I'm stuck on: Question #1: Assume you have applied for two scholarships, scholarship A and scholarship B. The...

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07-22-2012, 08:21 PM
23. ### PDF of the sum of random variables

Hello everyone, here is the problem I'm currently working on: I'm stuck on (b). I tried to find the CDF of Y first, is something like this in...

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07-21-2012, 11:59 AM

I have this quiz due in a couple hours and Im stuck on these last two problems 1) During a certain period of time, the probability that the Food...

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07-20-2012, 05:45 PM
25. ### Probability that one random variable is greater than another

I need to find the probability that a normally-distributed random variable is greater than a uniformly-distributed random variable. That is: X...

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07-20-2012, 12:52 PM
26. ### Probability, Complements, Combinations, and Permutations (Quick Question)

I have a population of 200 checks. Five checks are fraudulent. I select a sample of 5 checks (without replacement) What is the probability that all...

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07-20-2012, 10:15 AM
27. ### Normal Distribution Probability for a large sigma

My question seems simple, but I'm not getting what I want. I want to know the area under the curve, to the right of x. (1-pnorm) The...

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07-19-2012, 08:51 PM
28. ### cant tell if i am on right track for this prababilitly hw assigment help would good!

I was recently given a hw assigment dealing with the price is right's "money game". The contestant is shown nine cards on a board. Each card has one...

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07-18-2012, 05:32 PM
29. ### Combining Bernoulli distributions

I'm looking for a way to find the standard deviation of a certain distribution. This distribution is created by performing n_0 Bernoulli trials with...

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07-18-2012, 03:20 PM
30. ### mixture modelling

Hello, I would like to know that kind of software exists for mixture modelling? Thank you for any help that you can provide. Best wishes,...

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07-18-2012, 07:24 AM
31. ### Separation a mixture of two distributions

Hello, I have 95 data points from my measurements. I plotted a histogram. It looks like a mixture (superposition) of two distributions (normal and...

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07-18-2012, 05:38 AM
32. ### having a bit of brain freeze with this

Length of metal strips produced by a machine are normally distributed with mean length of 150 cm and a standard deviation of 10 cm. Find the...

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07-17-2012, 04:19 PM
33. ### find area under non-standard normal curve (i.e. units not percentages)

Hello, I would like some advice on how to calculate the area under a non-standard normal curve, in its own units, not relative to a...

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07-17-2012, 08:36 AM
34. ### Probability question with a definite outcome

So I'm having trouble calculating the probability of the following scenario: I have 4 possible locations for 4 boxes. Each of these boxes may...

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07-16-2012, 11:07 PM
35. ### Roulette probability question

Ok, so here is what I want to know: I have seen probability stats about the odds of a roulette wheel landing on either red or black consecutively,...

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07-16-2012, 06:12 PM
36. ### The multi-factor model is a multivariate gaussian distribution?

I'm sure that the following question is trivial, but I can't found a solid demonstration. Can we state that multi-factor model is a multivariate...

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07-16-2012, 11:11 AM
37. ### Need help!!!!!

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07-15-2012, 09:33 AM
38. ### probability question

A producer checks the quality of his products on a daily basis like this: first he checks 5 items randomly, and if no defects are found, he...

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07-13-2012, 12:05 PM
39. ### bins and balls

Working a problem from a text that asks if you have n balls and place them in n bins, what is the probability that exactly one bin remains empty. ...

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07-12-2012, 10:44 PM
40. ### censored data

You put a simple defect into a car and have six randomly selected auto repair shops from city X look at it, one after the other. All six want to...

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07-12-2012, 12:28 PM
41. ### Question about hidden markov model

Hi guys, I have written a hidden markov model class in c++, the tests for evaluation and decoding problems was ok, but the train method wich i used...

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07-12-2012, 10:53 AM
42. ### A lottery question.

So, I'm trying to help out a Euromillions syndicate to understand the probabilities of their different play options. The basic Euromillions lottery...

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07-11-2012, 03:21 PM
43. ### Calculate probability in a concentrated group?

If a given group of patients, each suffering from a condition that makes them 14 times more likely than the general populace to commit one act of...

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07-11-2012, 03:10 PM
44. ### Random walk?

In a gambling game , you can win 1$in each round with probability 0.6 or lose 2$ in probability 0.4. suppose you start with 100\$. find the...

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07-11-2012, 04:29 AM
45. ### Cards (probability)

What is the chance that the fifth card from the top of the deck will be a heart? Here is my attempt (I think it's outright wrong at the moment......

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07-10-2012, 05:34 PM
46. ### what is answer of this sequence?

what is answer for this sequence when we know the related series is 1/e. a_n = 1-1/1! +1/2!+...(-1)^n/n! Regards,

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07-10-2012, 06:58 AM
47. ### Permutation problem?!

Hi all, I've been working on two problems that are really stumping me, and would really appreciate some help. Here is the problem, A computer...

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07-09-2012, 04:41 PM

Hello all, I have been struggling with this problem for a while and I would really appreciate it if you can explain it to me. A computer hacker...

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07-09-2012, 03:53 PM
49. ### Ratio of two Cauchy random variables.

Hello. I'm trying to find the probability density function (pdf) of the random variable U = X/Y where X and Y are both iid Cauchy random...

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07-09-2012, 02:29 PM
50. ### approximating a density by using a mixture density

Is there any journal article discussing approximating a density by having a mixture density? Or even an exact conversion? I plotted a mixture...

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07-08-2012, 02:57 PM
51. ### Median and Mean of Independent Random Variables

Hello, Here is the question: Let X_1,X_2, . . . ,X_n be random variables with the density \frac{1}{1+x^2} for x \in ({-\infty},{\infty}) ;...

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07-08-2012, 09:54 AM
52. ### Interesting pdf question

Z1,....,Z12 are iid standard normal What is the pdf of Z1/(Z2+Z3) + Z4/(Z5+Z6) + Z7/(Z8+Z9) + Z10/(Z11+Z12) My thoughts are the...

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07-08-2012, 09:05 AM

-Resolved- Thanks

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07-07-2012, 07:07 PM
54. ### Binomial Distribution Analysis Question

Hi everyone. I have a couple of questions and would greatly appreciate it if you could help me out! First, I'll provide some information: ...

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07-07-2012, 12:07 PM
55. ### I'm not a student and the answer to this might actually save lives

Does the following argument make statistical sense given the data? – if not how can it be corrected/improved? It is all about the huge number of...

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07-05-2012, 11:19 PM
56. ### convergence in probability help

Hey guys, I'm hoping that one of you smarter than me can help me with understanding the concept of convergence in probability. I'm currently using...

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07-05-2012, 04:09 PM
57. ### Bayesian vs. Frequentist

Hi, I am a college student who has taken a course in frequentist probility learned a little bit of Bayesian probability. I don't know enough to...

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07-03-2012, 03:43 PM
58. ### Limit of binomial supermartingale

Hi! My first post here, so I'm not sure if this is an appropriate forum for my question. Anyway, here it goes. I am faced with the following...

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07-03-2012, 03:49 AM
59. ### Computing probability density function

If I know the probability distribution of two variables, say x and y, i.e. I know that P(x) and P(y) are both gaussian, how would I compute the P(R)...

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07-01-2012, 11:17 PM

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