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

  1. Arrow Sticky Thread 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)...

    Started by quark‎, 09-30-2005 09:44 AM
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  1. Geometric Distribution

    A geometric Distribution is a discrete probability distribution of a random variable x that satisifies: 1. A trial is repeated unitl a success...

    Started by galactus‎, 09-14-2006 05:48 PM
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  2. Quick Probability Question

    Here's a quick probability question that's been stumping me this afternoon: If I have 9 novels randomly placed on a bookshelf and I remove them...

    Started by JZDunbar‎, 09-14-2006 08:26 PM
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  3. Pie slices

    Hi all, I would like to know what the probability distribution for the number of pie slices could be. Or the stochastic process behind slicing....

    Started by creditrisk‎, 09-17-2006 12:53 PM
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  4. Probabilty question

    I am trying to figure this problem out. I know it seems simple, but for some reason I am having a hard time with this. Can someone show me how to...

    Started by darktiger‎, 09-18-2006 08:15 PM
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  5. Probability Question

    I am having problems with this problem. What forumula would I use, and how would I do this problem. A product has five ways in which it might...

    Started by hiluxsurf‎, 09-19-2006 08:36 AM
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  6. Stuck on a problem that should be easy

    So this is one of the first problems in our chapter on probability. I'm assuming I am supposed to intuit how to do this, because there are no other...

    Started by Turbowaffle‎, 09-19-2006 01:14 PM
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  7. a probability problem

    there are 1000 coins in a bag of which 999 are normal coins (with a head and a tail), and 1 is a ``freak'' coin which has two heads. if one coin is...

    Started by mithrandil‎, 09-19-2006 05:30 PM
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  8. counting rules

    "A fleet of ten taxis is to be dispatched to three locations in such a way that three taxis go to the first location, five taxis go to the second...

    Started by jettagrl‎, 09-19-2006 08:07 PM
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  9. probability

    a pharmaceutical firm claims that a certain medication is 92% effective in relieving arthric pain. if ten people who suffer from arthritis are...

    Started by sweetlady‎, 09-01-2006 08:47 PM
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  10. Question Test score probabilities problem

    Hi, appreciate any help you can provide. I tested patterns on salamanders as personal identifiers by giving human subjects images of 7 different...

    Started by mantid‎, 09-21-2006 10:16 AM
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  11. I need help in finding the probability

    Assume that male and female births are equally likely and that the birth of any child does not affect the probability of the gender of any other...

    Started by JBM‎, 09-21-2006 02:31 PM
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  12. probability distribution

    A school is administering a final examination. assume that the length of time required to complete the test is normally distributed, with a mean of...

    Started by sweetx‎, 09-21-2006 11:26 AM
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  13. probability

    The attendance at football games at a certain stadium is normally distributed. with a mean of 55,000 and a standard deviation of 4500 A)what is...

    Started by sweetx‎, 09-01-2006 07:21 PM
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  14. A solitaire game with no possible moves?

    Hi everyone. I just opened a solitaire game on my computer with no moves possible. Does anyone have any idea what the probability of this happening...

    Started by wlawson86‎, 09-21-2006 09:17 PM
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  15. prove inequality

    inequality theorem

    Started by brunett‎, 09-23-2006 05:48 PM
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  16. probability

    what is hypergeometric experiment?

    Started by brunett‎, 09-22-2006 11:10 PM
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  17. p(x)=0, even though x can occur !

    For a continuous distribution: p(x)=0, even though x can occur. I can understand this statement, since I can imagine that there is an infinite number...

    Started by salanr6‎, 09-21-2006 10:11 AM
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  18. Expectation, variance and covariance question

    Hi I have a question which I stuck some point. Question: X_t, X_s, Y_t, Y_s, Z_t, Z_s, (~Z_t), (~Z_s) are i.i.d time series r.v. (~ is tilda...

    Started by whui‎, 09-24-2006 06:58 PM
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  19. Average probability and empirical probability

    This is probably very simple. The problem I have relates to a far more complex calculation, but if I can understand the maths it will be easy enough...

    Started by rancid98‎, 09-19-2006 08:27 PM
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  20. Another Bayes Problem

    Hello, thanks for taking the time to look at my question. I'm a first year student at a university in VA and I'm taking an entry level statistics...

    Started by WillNjmu‎, 09-23-2006 10:13 PM
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  21. Cool Anyone can help me?

    I have a question asking about how to calculate the probability when the number of outcomes is not finite. Two points L and M are placed...

    Started by okblackwhite‎, 09-27-2006 06:29 AM
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  22. Probability Density Function

    Given that: f(y1, y2) = 3 - 3y2 where 0 < y1 < y2 < 1 I'm trying to find the probability: P(Y1 < .5|Y2 < .75), which is a conditional density. ...

    Started by structstat‎, 09-22-2006 09:43 PM
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  23. Keno or LOTTO style

    So, here is how the game goes. suppose that the game uses the numbers 1 through 50 and suppose that the operator selects eight of these. If the...

    Started by panz‎, 02-06-2006 05:41 PM
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  24. Beginning Bayes problem

    I'm getting about every other question right, and since the back of the book only has answers, not whole solutions, I can't tell what I'm doing...

    Started by Turbowaffle‎, 09-27-2006 12:18 PM
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  25. Tree Diagram

    Can some please explain how the Tree Diagram works...

    Started by n2c2mm2nt‎, 09-27-2006 09:52 PM
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  26. probability & trees

    I have been doing really well in my statistics class but i am stumped with this current problem. He wants us to draw a tree and solve for a few...

    Started by chr1ssy711‎, 10-01-2006 02:10 PM
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  27. Help Please!!

    1.Given f(-1) = 0.15, f(1) = 0.29, f(3) = 0.21, and f(5) = 0.35, find P(X ≤ 1) 2.Given f(-1) = 0.15, f(1) = 0.29, f(3) = 0.21, and f(5) = 0.35,...

    Started by Leper Messiah‎, 10-01-2006 08:57 PM
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  28. random problems

    I get extremely confused about how to solve these problems. I don't even have examples to go by. For instance: In how many different ways can...

    Started by bmonkey‎, 10-01-2006 08:42 PM
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  29. Help With Negative Binomial Distribution

    The negative binomial (Pascal) distribution is defined as: n = alpha + k -1 P(subK)= How do you show that the Variance is: V = alpha...

    Started by lilaznjedi‎, 10-02-2006 07:53 AM
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  30. Probabilities of Gender Sequences

    nCr and nPr doesn't seem to get me anywhere. What the duece?

    Started by Masterbillygrind‎, 10-03-2006 04:49 PM
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  31. Chuck-a-luck

    in the game chuck-a-luck, three dice are rolled. A player bets a certain amount (say $1) on a number from one to six. If the number appears on one...

    Started by Whitney‎, 10-04-2006 11:23 PM
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  32. bag of marbles

    A bag with red marbles and blue marbles has more blue than red. If you add red marbles until 1/3 of the marbles in the bag are blue; yellow marbles...

    Started by Whitney‎, 10-04-2006 11:33 PM
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  33. Given probability calculate std dev

    Given normal distribution, mean 500, .95 probability of value between 451 and 549, what is the std dev? How would you calculate the std dev? Thanks.

    Started by proggy‎, 10-04-2006 10:49 PM
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  34. win money

    A man won money when he bet unsuspecting patrons that in 4 rolls of a die, he could get at least one six, but he lost money when he bet that in 24...

    Started by Whitney‎, 10-04-2006 11:36 PM
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  35. Overlaping Normal Curves

    Folks, In an ecological model, I must compute the overlap of two standardized normal curves (correct term? ... areas of 1, but means and...

    Started by Rboone2020‎, 09-28-2006 05:14 PM
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  36. selecting randomly from a sample

    Hi, I have a sample of 400 observations. if I want to select randomly 100 out of the 400. could I have 5000 different combinations of the elements...

    Started by 12345678‎, 10-05-2006 11:27 AM
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  37. deck of cards

    A person selects a card from an ordinary deck of cards. If it is a black card, she wins $3. If it is a red card between or including 2 and 8, she...

    Started by Whitney‎, 10-04-2006 11:31 PM
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  38. Joint Probability Distribution

    Can anyone help? The problem: Experiment = {A balance six-sided die is rolled twice} Random Variable X = {the number of 4s obtained in two...

    Started by mgaleai728‎, 10-06-2006 07:16 PM
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  39. New bee in probability..plzz help..

    There are 5 red balls and 5 green balls in an upturned hat. If you remove the balls from the hat at random what are the chances of the following? ...

    Started by Shruti‎, 10-08-2006 10:44 PM
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  40. Please Help~~~

    Let say if player A scores an average of 3 points per game, and he has played a tons of games already. What fraction of his games will be exactly...

    Started by abcboy‎, 10-05-2006 10:03 PM
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  41. I need help ASAP!?!?!

    I am having trouble with these problems on my homework. I can't seen to grasp the concept and set up on how to solve these problems. The numbers...

    Started by mrmntss‎, 10-08-2006 06:17 PM
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  42. Probability Distributions and Densities homework help

    Probability distribution for RV X is given by f(x) = { 1/5 for 2 < x < 7; 0 elsewhere find P(3 < X < 5) as a fraction. also, Show that...

    Started by Leper Messiah‎, 10-08-2006 07:36 PM
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  43. Question Probability Questions with Cards

    I have this problem in my homework and I'm having trouble with it even if it is probably easy! Can anyone help?? There are 52 cards in a deck of...

    Started by rfasten‎, 10-09-2006 04:06 PM
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  44. Probablity Question!! HELP PLEASE~~

    Suppose that (X, Y) is uniformly distributed over the region defined by 0<y<1-x^2 and -1<x<1, find the joint density.

    Started by abcboy‎, 10-10-2006 08:32 PM
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  45. Exclamation Help!!

    I have been trying to figure this problem out...I know it is probably the easiest thing, but I just can't put my finger on it.... If anyone could...

    Started by alysa ann‎, 10-10-2006 11:50 AM
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  46. Coin A Coin B

    Coin A is flipped 3 times and coin B 4 times. What is the probability that the number of tails obtained from flipping the 2 fair coins is the same?

    Started by Whitney‎, 10-04-2006 11:15 PM
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  47. function of one and two random variables

    Hi I need some help with the following question. The f(x) is given in the attachment. According to this height of the rectangle from a to a can be...

    Started by pwsayd‎, 10-12-2006 06:06 PM
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  48. Probability Question -- Begging for help.

    Please help me solve this problem. In a population, 60% of people are liberals. In a 6 person sample of that population what is the probability...

    Started by icndvl‎, 10-12-2006 12:15 PM
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  49. Smile Probability

    Question : Jane wants to do her MSc in statistics. She appliesa to two universities. Assume the acceptance rate at University A is 25% and at...

    Started by edwim12‎, 09-06-2005 08:49 PM
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  50. help me please!

    I do not need the answers to these questions, i just need to know how to solve them!!! please!! question 1: A board consisting of 8 members, 3 men...

    Started by juicefang‎, 10-17-2006 05:00 PM
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  51. Unhappy hello

    I need help with a few questions A carton of 12 batteries contains one that is bad. in how many ways can an inspector choose 3 of the batteries...

    Started by Kingkye‎, 10-17-2006 09:43 PM
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  52. Verification needed

    Hi there, was just wondering if someone could verify if the following is correct? Thankyou Is the number of newspapers sold per month a...

    Started by nat9‎, 10-13-2006 11:35 PM
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  53. Talking Keno or Lotto Revisited

    Jerry, Well, you asked for a new thread ... funny thing is, we were both replying at nearly the same moment, so I had responded to the old thread....

    Started by cet‎, 09-27-2006 04:45 PM
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  54. Poisson

    I just took an exam and not sure if I botched up on the Poisson concept which was asked several times. Possion (e^-lambda*lambda^X/X!) .5...

    Started by 3af3afr‎, 10-12-2006 05:55 PM
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  55. Probability of Death?

    Each patient that receives a particular drug has a 4% chance of dying because of the medication. If 200 patients receive this drug, what is the...

    Started by nickcherryjiggz‎, 10-15-2006 04:40 PM
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  56. Approximately normal distribution

    I am trying to figure out how to calculate QU and QL (Quarter 3 and Quarter 4). On some problems, the book tells me what Q3 and Q4 is, and on...

    Started by ricketstar‎, 10-19-2006 11:12 PM
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  57. probability model driving me crazy

    Hello and I am desperate for some help with a homework question. We have been studying the binomial model were given a problem that does not behave...

    Started by charlesbgsu2006‎, 10-20-2006 11:27 AM
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  58. should be a simple card problem

    I'm having a tough time figuring out what seems to be a simple conditional probability problem. Three cards are drawn from a stadard deck. What is...

    Started by ericp‎, 10-20-2006 10:09 PM
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  59. How to solve for probability

    Sorry, please disregard this question. Help on this problem dealing with probability. Have the answer but not sure how to get to it: Question:...

    Started by natabomb‎, 10-21-2006 10:30 PM
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  60. Probability Help

    There are 5 problems I just can't get. The set up is that there are twenty ice cream cones with 5 flavors (cherry, vanilla, chocolate, strawberry,...

    Started by SlayerX‎, 10-21-2006 11:07 PM
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