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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. ### How do I finish out this problem?

Question: John is traveling to Las Vegas to bet his entire life savings, \$20,000, on one roll of the (two) dice. If the total is 7 or 11 he will...

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02-08-2006, 01:31 PM
2. ### Probabilty question

Hi guys, I was stuck on these particular questions and have tried to include a bit of what I thought would lead me to the answer. Can anyone help...

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02-09-2006, 11:42 AM
3. ### stressed out in Binomial distributions

Two Question first one I have answered just checking to see if process is correct...........Second question I just cant get my head around First...

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02-10-2006, 08:45 PM
4. ### Discrete Probability Distributions - Shoot me now!

I spent three hours at a basketball tournament trying to figure these out. Please help. Using the Poisson Probability Distribution I have the...

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02-13-2006, 09:58 AM
5. ### Black Jack Anyone?

Using the hypergeometric probability function below: P(x) = (r/x)((N-r)/(n-x))/(N/n) P(x) = probability of x success in n trials n = number of...

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02-13-2006, 03:02 PM
6. ### Thank You All!!

The probability of me passing a test with out your willingness to help me understand statistics and probabilites is the following: P(A U B U C U...

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02-14-2006, 11:16 AM
7. ### Bidding question - (Uniform Probability Distribution)

Suppose you are interested in bidding on a piece of land and we know one other bidder is interested. The seller announced that the highest bid in...

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02-14-2006, 12:26 PM
8. ### having difficulty with question similiar to previous post

Still having difficulty solving for u and s Question is It is known that the IQ scores of workers in a certain company are normally...

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02-15-2006, 12:32 PM

Regarding Question #2 In grading apples into "A","B" and "C" a large orchard uses weights to distinguish apples. Any apple weighing more than...

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02-15-2006, 02:29 PM
10. ### Fitting words into probability rules

I am confused as to what rules to apply when i encounter conditional probability word problems, especially problems involving decks of cards. ...

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02-16-2006, 11:01 AM
11. ### Difficulty correlating terminology with symbols.

The book we are using for this class uses words instead of the symbols in some of the homework problems we are using. My question is: Is P(A...

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02-17-2006, 12:11 PM
12. ### help with questions

1. probability that 4 randomly selected people all have different birthdays? answeres: 0.9891 or 0.9836 show me how to get answere please 2....

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02-18-2006, 12:12 AM

Hi guys, I have a problem which should be pretty basic, but I cannot remember how to do it. There is a probability p that one water customer...

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02-18-2006, 02:30 PM
14. ### KENO probability

"In the game of Keno, 80 numbers are displayed on a reader board. 20 of these numbers are chosen to be the winning numbers. Suppose a person has...

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02-20-2006, 10:48 AM
15. ### Hypergeometric Probabilities

These are similar in principle to the binomial distribution, with one major exception - the hypergeometric probability is for situations where you...

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02-20-2006, 11:59 AM
16. ### Full House

"In poker, a full house is a 5-card hand with 3 cards of one rank and 2 cards of another rank. Suppose you are dealt 5 cards from a standard 52-card...

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02-21-2006, 01:28 PM
17. ### A Few More Questions...

My study group and I are struggling.... 1) A certain lottery has 49 numbers, 6 of which are the winning numbers for a particular game. To play...

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02-21-2006, 02:06 PM
18. ### What do you think ?

I am new to stats so I need help They have also asked the probability of an individual consumer receiving a prize over the course of a year. For...

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02-23-2006, 01:07 PM
19. ### Poisson question

Can anyone help woth this? Mineral desposits in a certain area occur in a spatial Poisson process of rate 1per 100km2. A mining company buys...

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02-23-2006, 04:44 PM
20. ### Candy Slection

There are five candy bars in a box and one of them is a snickers bar. If two children pick out two candies each what is the chace that I will get the...

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02-23-2006, 11:27 PM
21. ### Probability Questions

1) Out of 2 million hay fever sufferers in Canada, 78% are allergic to ragweed. If a random sample of 7 hay fever sufferers is selected, a)...

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02-25-2006, 05:23 PM
22. ### Expected value

Hi, have a question about expected value, there is only a few lines my text book regarding this. The prizes that can be won in a sweepstakes are...

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02-25-2006, 10:50 PM
23. ### I need help with these problems,

Hey everyone, I am new at this forum. I need help with these problem... I hope you can provide me with full solution and steps please...

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02-26-2006, 10:34 PM
24. ### Stuck on this...

I'm kind of stuck on my homework. I was given a chart of a total of 1052 people (men 495, women 557) in four categories: nonsmokers (men 335,...

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02-26-2006, 10:39 PM
25. ### This is not homework. Just for entertainment.

My gaming clan was having a dispute over some voting procedures and I posed a question for them to answer. If they get it right I would donate an...

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02-27-2006, 07:57 AM
26. ### Probabilities for a card game

the other day my son and i invented a card game where you are dealt three cards and then do a typical draw discard turn in trying to get a total of...

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02-27-2006, 02:10 PM

You are doing an industry analysis of the Bloomington pizza industry. The rate (per year) at which pizza restaurants enter the industry is given by...

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02-28-2006, 12:09 PM
28. ### random variable x

Consider a continuous random variable X with the density function (called the exponential density) f(x) =8<: e^-x if x = 0; and 0 otherwise: a)...

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02-28-2006, 11:48 PM
29. ### factorial.. with replacement?

Here is the problem.. (literally..) In your stats class, the teacher has three drawing for prizes (a, b , c). There are 15 students in class ...

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03-01-2006, 07:35 AM
30. ### Moved: Help, and I have no statistical background.

I am taking a course in safety and now have one class left, but ran into a big problem. This class has statistics and I don't have a clue. The text...

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03-01-2006, 01:08 PM
31. ### Challenging Probability Question

An analyst is presented with lists of four stocks and five bonds. He is asked to predict, in order, the two stocks that will yield the highest return...

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03-03-2006, 01:37 AM
32. ### Distribution probability

Hi, I'm new here but this question really has me stumped... A distribution of scores has a standard deviation of 4.9326 and a population mean of...

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03-03-2006, 11:06 PM
33. ### need assistance

I am taking a course in safety and now have one class left, but ran into a big problem. This class has statistics and I don't have a clue. The text...

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03-05-2006, 06:23 PM
34. ### Negative Binomial Distribution HELP PLEASE!

Hi. My statistics professor assigned an extra credit problem that is due on March 6th and I was wondering if anyone can help me solve it. The...

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03-06-2006, 06:28 AM
35. ### Easy question for you people

Hi all, A gambling question What procedure/formula would I use to work out the following. If I have a win strike rate of 20% how do I work...

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03-07-2006, 12:31 PM
36. ### random sample probability question

A company produces cola. The amount of cola in a can is a random variable that is normally distributed with a variance of 0.81 ml. A random sample of...

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03-08-2006, 02:11 PM
37. ### elementary terminology question

I work with elementary students and want to make sure I am using precise terminology with them. I've searched the web, math dictionaries, books etc....

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03-08-2006, 10:17 PM
38. ### Proof

Hi everybody! We would like to proof the following statement: given a random variable X with probability density function f(x) having support in...

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03-09-2006, 09:52 AM
39. ### I am having trouble with normal approximation to the binomial.

Approx 57% of people taking the bar exam pass. If 500 people take the exam, find the probablity that 300 or less pass the exam. n= 500 p= .57 q =...

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03-09-2006, 10:13 AM
40. ### Rolls of die

Please help me with this problem: A man won in a bet that in 4 rolls of a die, he could get at least one 6. However, he lost in a bet that in 24...

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03-11-2006, 09:52 PM
41. ### 3 Coin Bet

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03-11-2006, 09:56 PM
42. ### Event Certainty

Please help. Can it be concluded that if there is a 50% chance of contracting a communicable disease through contact with an infected person, there...

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03-12-2006, 01:23 PM

I am stuck on the following question for my coursework. A factory produces metal rods. One project requires that the rods are 60 + or - 0.2 cm...

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03-12-2006, 07:33 PM

There are two diagnostic tests for a disease. Among those who have the disease, 10% give negative results for the first test and, independently of...

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03-16-2006, 10:46 AM
45. ### Probability question

Hi, I guess it will be an easy question for you. I am just getting started with probability and have not understand it good. I have some basic...

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03-16-2006, 09:26 PM
46. ### In a certain town....

40% of voters favor a given ballot measure. For groups of 22 voters, find the mean and standard deviation for the number who favor the measure.

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03-19-2006, 10:21 PM
47. ### Having a little trouble with this question:

A 28 yr. old man pays \$158 for a one year life insurance policy with coverage of \$110,000. If the probability he will live through the year is...

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03-19-2006, 10:22 PM
48. ### creating sten scores

Hi, Please can someone help me out with creating a sten score - I am unsure of the process to follow to do this - is it something that can be...

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03-20-2006, 12:01 AM

Eight tyres of different brands are ranked from 1 to 8 (best to worst) according to mileage performance. If four of these tyres are selected at...

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03-20-2006, 10:42 AM
50. ### Combination question...

A combination lock has a total of 4 rows of numbers(0-9) and will unlock with the proper 3 - number sequence. How many possible combinations exist?...

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03-20-2006, 11:44 AM
51. ### HELP studying for a FINAL EXAM

Hello everyone, I have a final that I am studying for, the final isnt till thursday. But I am having problems soving some probability problems, I...

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03-20-2006, 06:39 PM
52. ### Stats Homework

I am getting ready for my test in a couple of hours actually, but I have a practice test I am attempting now. Their are 2 problems I can't seem to...

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03-21-2006, 09:01 PM
53. ### Probablity Distribution

So here is my assignment: A red die and a blue die are rolled together. Define X to be the max. of the two #'s rolled. For example, if the red die...

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03-22-2006, 10:28 AM
54. ### Confused about a question!

I have a question that i'm having a really hard time even starting. The IT department runs 3 redundant computer servers concurrently. For each...

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03-25-2006, 03:33 PM
55. ### Distribution functions

Hi people, I am new here and need a help ! Actually this question is taken from home work in the "statistical inference" course, but it's the...

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03-26-2006, 01:50 PM
56. ### Poisson Distribution

Can anyone help me with this poisson question The number of spelling errors per 1000 words made by a typist has a Poisson distribution with a mean...

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03-27-2006, 01:32 PM
57. ### binomial distribution question

A currier service receives parcels and forwards them to their destination. The aim is to forward all parcels within 24 hours but is not always...

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03-28-2006, 04:13 PM
58. ### random sampling question - I need help

A journalist wanted to learn the views of the chief executive officers of the 500 largest United States corporations on program trading of stocks. In...

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04-01-2006, 01:20 AM
59. ### Probability/Factorial

Stuck on this one! This is the only one out of 15 (in this section) that I just cannot get right. I've tried every formula in this section. Maybe I...

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04-02-2006, 08:02 PM
60. ### HELP! Please! Test on Monday!

:eek: Need help with these two. Have tried and tried and tried. Q1 Recent developments appear to make it possible for couples to dramatically...

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04-03-2006, 09:01 AM

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