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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 10:44 AM
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  1. Probability Homework problem

    My 7-grade daughter brought this problem home today and having trouble figuring it out. Each box contains a pen with one of four colors, equally...

    Started by bekmonster‎, 01-19-2017 10:41 PM
    conditional probability
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  2. Probability advice for a rpg

    Hello everyone ! The question I have will look a lot like a math problem, and I have to say, if I was a lath teacher, I would use problems like...

    Started by Yorkblack‎, 01-21-2017 10:23 PM
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  3. For the following example, is order meaningful or not?

    Consider a hypothetical example. There are 12 tickets for a documentary film and exactly 12 people to buy the tickets (one person can buy only one...

    Started by user1234‎, 01-19-2017 10:24 PM
    combination, combinatorics, permutation, probability
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  4. Bayesian exercise

    -2 down vote favorite I cant get my head round the following exercise: You are testing dice for a casino to make sure that sixes do not come up...

    Started by randomrun‎, 01-18-2017 09:00 AM
    bayes, bayesian inference, probability
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  5. Trying To Produce Random Distribution In Excel?

    Hi, Im trying to do some studies in excel to teach myself probabilities and the outcome of a study is pretty much the opposite of what i...

    Started by Tomhgriff1‎, 01-06-2017 03:08 PM
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  6. Arrival time

    Suppose there are five people, let t1 be the first arrival time which van be computed from min{X1,...,X5} t2 is the time of the next and so on. and...

    Started by karaks5‎, 01-17-2017 05:37 AM
    arrival time, exponential distribution
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  7. Probability question, I think

    Hoping someone can tell me the kind of question I'm trying to answer, and then point me at an online calculator or formula for such problems, so I...

    Started by vicG‎, 01-13-2017 01:20 PM
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  8. Train car: probability to have a seat

    A train has got five train cars, each one with N seats. There are 150 passengers who randomly choose one of the cars. What is the probability that...

    Started by Mottler‎, 01-13-2017 01:39 PM
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  9. Spectral measure

    Hi! Sry for bad english :( I have a problem: A stochastic process is identically equal to one. How does it spectral measure arranged? И на русском:...

    Started by redalertgamer‎, 01-04-2017 06:19 AM
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  10. Exclamation Bayes Rule!

    Hi, My question is: A company wishes to evaluate the effectiveness of a marketing campaign. Seventy-five percent of all customers using the...

    Started by Zahra98‎, 01-09-2017 07:43 PM
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  11. Maximum likelihood estimation for exponential distribution

    I would like to describe some gathered data for arrival process which seems not following Poisson distribution for people finding a job. The data...

    Started by karaks5‎, 01-07-2017 09:22 AM
    exponential distribution, maximum likelihood
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  12. Warning: I know next to nothing about stats and have a question on sample selection

    Hi everyone, I am not sure if I can even articulate my problem clearly, but I need some feedback on whether my concern is valid. In order to...

    Started by oyvey‎, 01-06-2017 08:40 PM
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  13. Exclamation Teaching chi≤ distribution

    Hello, I would like to explain to students the chi≤-distribution in an inutitive way but I don't know how to do it. All the videos that I watch...

    Started by Eometh‎, 01-02-2017 04:48 AM
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  14. Pair of dice, normal distribution

    A pair of fair dice rolled 180 times. Use the normal approximation method to find the probability that a total of 7 occurs At least 25 times...

    Started by wajeeha yasin‎, 12-31-2016 09:42 AM
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  15. Smile Normal Distribution

    Assuming that the number of marks scored by a candidate is normally distributed, find the mean and the standard deviation, if the number of first...

    Started by wajeeha yasin‎, 12-31-2016 09:29 AM
    probability, statisics
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  16. Calculating probability to construct a random variable probability function

    Hello all, I have this question and I struggle to understand what to do. "There are 2 groups of numbers: A: 2,2,3,3 and B: 5,5,6 A number is...

    Started by Yankel‎, 12-28-2016 03:51 AM
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  17. Hypothetical draft lottery

    I was trying to devise an equitable MLB draft lottery system which reduces the benefit of "tanking" but heavily weighs record and has a slight...

    Started by nine16‎, 12-27-2016 12:18 PM
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  18. Calculating the probability of finding pairs of n-letter substrings in DNA

    Hi, I've been struggling a bit with this problem: If I have a sequence of DNA made from letters ATGC which has a length of say 3571 letters,...

    Started by James1984‎, 12-21-2016 07:58 PM
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  19. picking a present box with more than one characteristicss

    I have a probability problem which is simplified as following, I need to check if my solution is true: If there is a bag contains 20 of small...

    Started by Harith‎, 12-20-2016 06:11 AM
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  20. NCA Office Pool Win Probability

    Hello, I run a small NCAA office pool website where folks make predictions about the outcome of each game in a 64-team tournament that consists of...

    Started by BustedBracket‎, 12-19-2016 02:12 AM
    code, ncaa, probability, tournament
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  21. Poisson process: phone calls

    We assume that phone calls arrive according to a Poisson process with rate 2. If I know that up to time t = 1 there is one call only, how likely is...

    Started by endlessend25‎, 12-17-2016 10:19 AM
    poisson process, stochastic process
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  22. Total and quadratic variation of a function

    Let f(x)= x2−3, for x<3, x2+3, for x≥3 I need to determine the total variation and the quadratic variation of f(x) on the interval . For...

    Started by endlessend25‎, 12-17-2016 10:23 AM
    function, variation
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  23. Question Solving a LogNormal Conditional expectation equation - Insurance

    Hi everyone, I am a newbie here and apologize if this post is in the wrong forum. I need help to solve the following LogNormal Conditional...

    Started by OLSMAG‎, 12-16-2016 06:33 AM
    conditional expectation, insurance, lognormal
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  24. Simple but annoying probability question

    A, B and C are in three way race - If the probability of A beating B is p, and the probability of A beating C is q, what is the probability of A...

    Started by katxt‎, 12-08-2016 09:31 PM
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  25. Number of Possible Orders

    In a regional spelling bee, the 8 finalists consist of 3 boys and 5 girls. Find the number of sample points in the sample space S for the number of...

    Started by jaddy2016‎, 12-11-2016 04:15 AM
    order, permutation, probability
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  26. Probability Q help, uses combinatorics, Poisson-Distr and possibly Multinomal

    Place successively and independent of each other 20 particles into 10 boxes. Hereby, each of the 10 boxes is chosen with the same probability. a)...

    Started by bkc‎, 12-10-2016 03:05 PM
    poisson, probability
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  27. Question Real life probability problem

    So I'm wondering if someone can solve this problem for me. Some work was done in our kitchen yesterday and the fridge had to be moved. I noticed some...

    Started by nevsauce‎, 12-10-2016 04:15 AM
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  28. Distribution of X+Y of a bivariate normally distributed (X,Y)

    I need to give the distribution of $X+Y$ and $X-Y$ knowing that $(X,Y)$ is bivariate normally distributed with marginal means 1, marginal variances 1...

    Started by endlessend25‎, 11-29-2016 03:48 PM
    marginal, normal distributed, self-study
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  29. Question Probability that an unknown system corresponds to one of two possible systems

    My problem can be stated as follows: given two different systems S1 and S2, each characterized by a set of parameters, say {p1,p2,...,pN}, what's a...

    Started by washiloo‎, 12-05-2016 01:50 PM
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  30. Generating a dataset with normal distribution acc. to K-S-test and S-W-test in SPSS

    Iím writing a paper on regression analysis in SPSS, and the data set of the outcome variable is assumed to be normally distributed. Itís a...

    Started by Morten67‎, 12-01-2016 01:22 PM
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    12-02-2016, 12:44 PM Go to last post
  31. statistic question help

    hello :) really need help with something. If person A makes an event once every 50 days, and person B makes an event once every 30 days (the...

    Started by netanel99‎, 12-02-2016 10:12 AM
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  32. Computer game log normally distributed

    I'm playing a computer game and I want to boost the high score. I assume that attempts are independent (say, you do not improve by playing), and in...

    Started by endlessend25‎, 11-29-2016 03:45 PM
    independence, log, self-study
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  33. 5 letter palindrome

    Hello, I need help with these two questions. In a 5 letter word (out of 26): 1) What is the probability that L,E and D won't appear? 2) What...

    Started by Tuvia‎, 11-27-2016 11:00 AM
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  34. S1 Statistics question help! Majorly stuck

    Hi I have 3 statistics questions that I would like help with, 1. When Albert eats in a certain restaurant, he always eats either chicken or beef...

    Started by Mstainer18‎, 11-24-2016 02:18 PM
    a level, a level stats, probability, stat 1, statistics 1
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  35. What distribution is better in these situations?

    I'm new in statistics and probability and I'm a little lost about what distribution is better in these situations: If a tumor is malignant or...

    Started by nhansolo‎, 11-22-2016 02:00 PM
    biostatistics, distribution, distributions, probability, statistic
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  36. Question about Merton's optimisation Model

    Hi there :) This is actually my very first thread on this forum and I hope it won't be the last and that I'll have the opportunity to discuss with...

    Started by Mim7‎, 11-22-2016 11:32 AM
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  37. Process capability analysis (Individuals)

    Good morning, i'm working with data following a normal distribution and my purpose is to estimate the capability of my method by measuring Cp and...

    Started by IreneB91‎, 11-21-2016 03:33 AM
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  38. How to find expectation of continuous random variable using indicator?

    Let's take a simple example. X ~ Uniform . We know E(X) is 1 using the standard formula. But how to find this using indicator function?

    Started by geniusacamel‎, 11-19-2016 01:31 AM
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  39. Two approaches to the same problem in probability

    Hello all I have this question: Two basketball players shoot the ball. The probability of the first one to succeed is 0.8, and the probability...

    Started by Yankel‎, 11-19-2016 03:01 AM
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  40. Probability from sample and sub-groups

    Greetings! I was trying to determine probability of soccer tryout success. In Maryland, there are 5,300 boys in this group. There are 320 teams...

    Started by milan819‎, 11-15-2016 01:51 PM
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  41. Carnival game of Under-Or-Over 7?

    I am sorry lmao.

    Started by person‎, 11-15-2016 10:37 AM
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    11-15-2016, 11:24 AM Go to last post
  42. Sudokua problem using related binomial distribution

    It is given: If you succeed to solve a Sudoku with probability 0.4 and you try many times, how likely is it that you succeed twice before you...

    Started by endlessend25‎, 11-15-2016 07:51 AM
    binomial distribution, expected value, self-study
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  43. How to evaluate Mean and Variance of Min Function??

    Detail is Given in Image attach

    Started by imtiyazkhan‎, 11-15-2016 01:04 AM
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  44. The probability that I am missing only one tile

    Background I recently became fascinated (really!) in this probability problem. I have done quite a bit of work to figure out the answer...

    Started by snowguy‎, 11-14-2016 10:38 PM
    game, letters
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  45. Distribution function of an exponential random variable

    Let Y ⇠ Exp(2) be the size of an insurance loss. If the insurance company pays min(Y, 4), what is the variance of that payment? I know that lambda...

    Started by endlessend25‎, 11-14-2016 01:39 PM
    exponential distribution, self-study
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    11-14-2016, 05:41 PM Go to last post
  46. Resulting expected value of a bounded exponential pdf

    I need to determine the distribution function of an exponential random variable with mean 2, given that its outcome is larger than 2 and give the...

    Started by endlessend25‎, 11-14-2016 01:44 PM
    expected value, exponential, self-study
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  47. Probability Question

    An ice cream company makes ice cream bars on sticks which sell for 10 cents. Suppose that the company puts a star on every 50th stick; anyone who...

    Started by dharjai‎, 11-14-2016 08:37 AM
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    11-14-2016, 08:47 AM Go to last post
  48. Probability of observing mean difference/compute ranksum

    Hi everyone, would appreciate some help on these three questions. If possible with calculations so that I can understand more easily! Suppose the...

    Started by gossipgirl‎, 11-10-2016 03:07 PM
    mean difference, median difference, probability
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  49. Probabilistic Graphical Model

    I created a data frame from what the instructor gave me for my homework: > cbind(Person.ID, Lerner.Alum, KJ, R) Person.ID Lerner.Alum KJ R...

    Started by DV Man‎, 11-06-2016 05:40 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
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    11-09-2016, 02:32 PM Go to last post
  50. Ratio of chi squared distribution.

    U_1 and U_2 are both \chi^2 distribution with 1 and 2 degrees of freedom respectively. Both U_1 and U_2 are independent. Denote \frac{U_1}{U_2} by X....

    Started by geniusacamel‎, 11-08-2016 11:18 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    11-09-2016, 09:31 AM Go to last post
  51. Standard Normal Distribution

    Z ~ N(0,1) How to show that Z\stackrel{d}{=} -Z and \frac{Z^2}{2} ~ gamma(\frac{1}{2})? Also how to show that only the standard normal...

    Started by geniusacamel‎, 11-02-2016 09:23 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    11-04-2016, 10:25 AM Go to last post
  52. Question Probability with Poker Hands, Please Help!

    Hi everyone, I joined the forum just to ask this question about one issue I'm having with probability. Your help is much appreciated. I already...

    Started by artife‎, 11-01-2016 10:21 PM
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  53. Average Probablities over a quarter

    Hi all, I have the following probability data for a medical event, I need to find what was the overall probability for these three month? 1-...

    Started by alex_a‎, 10-31-2016 11:10 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    10-31-2016, 02:48 PM Go to last post
  54. Roulette Probabilities

    Did it wrong... delete

    Started by Speakmore‎, 10-30-2016 07:53 PM
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  55. Predicting Score Based On Historical Performance

    Hi all, You will have to forgive my very basic understanding of probability, but any help would be appreciated. Basically I have a system that...

    Started by Admonty‎, 10-26-2016 02:12 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    10-26-2016, 08:18 AM Go to last post
  56. Probibilities on opening hand at bridge

    Hi all bridge lovers! Bridge is a wonderful and very complex card playing game with thousands of books written about it. For those who do not...

    Started by peteritv‎, 10-25-2016 03:56 PM
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  57. Emperical Rule

    In finding the upper and lower bound with 95% confidence, I input numeric data and use descriptive stat on excel for mean and standard deviation....

    Started by aosunkoya‎, 10-22-2016 12:21 AM
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  58. NFL Win Probabilities

    Check out this site that keeps track of all the probabilities of the big NFL stat models: http://trevorbischoff.com/2016-amos-nfl-predictions/

    Started by LeeBalto‎, 10-19-2016 05:45 AM
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  59. Definition of random variable with respect to event space

    It is given that: We toss two dice with sample space Ω = {(i, j), 1 ≤ i, j ≤ 6} and the σ-algebra is generated by the events Ak = {(i,j) :...

    Started by endlessend25‎, 10-17-2016 04:19 PM
    probability, self-study, sigma-algebra
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 508
    10-18-2016, 08:26 AM Go to last post
  60. Conditional Monthly Risk Calibration for a trading model

    Hi, I have a trading system with a portfolio of assets (long and shorts) with daily market returns. I want to overlay a risk management to my...

    Started by system2016‎, 10-13-2016 01:13 PM
    probability, risk calibration, trading system
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 361
    10-13-2016, 01:13 PM Go to last post

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