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Quiz 5 Continuous distributions

1. Which of the following statements is not correct concerning the probability


distribution of a continuous random variable?
a. the vertical coordinate is the probability density function
b. the range of the random variable is found on the xaxis
c. the total area represented under the curve will e!ual 1
"d. the area under the curve between points a and b represents the probability that # $
a
e. the area under the curve represents the sum of probabilities for all possible
outcomes
%. Which of the following is not a characteristic of the normal distribution?
a. it is a symmetrical distribution
"b. the mean is always zero
c. the mean& median and mode are e!ual
d. it is a bellshaped distribution
e. the area under the curve e!uals one
'. Which of the following is not a correct statement?
a. the exponential distribution describes the (oisson process as a continuous random
variable
b. the exponential distribution is a family of curves& which are completely described
by the mean
"c. the mean of the exponential distribution is the inverse of the mean of the (oisson
d. the (oisson is a probability distribution for a discrete random variable while the
exponential distribution is continuous
e. the area under the curve for an exponential distribution e!uals 1
). Which of the following do the normal distribution and the exponential density
function have in common?
a. both are bellshaped
b. both are symmetrical distributions
c. both approach infinity as x approaches infinity
"d. both approach zero as x approaches infinity
e. all of the above are features common to both distributions
5. Which of the following statement is not true for an exponential distribution with
parameter *?
a. mean $ 1 + *
b. standard deviation $ 1 + *
c. the distribution is completely determined once the value of * is ,nown
d. the area under the curve is e!ual to one
"e. the distribution is a twoparameter distribution since the mean and standard
deviation are e!ual
-. Which of the following distributions is suitable to model the length of time that
elapses before the first employee passes through the security door of a company?
"a. exponential
b. normal
c. poisson
d. binomial
e. uniform
.. Which of the following distributions is suitable to measure the length of time that
elapses between the arrival of cars at a petrol station pump?
a. normal
b. binomial
c. uniform
d. poisson
"e. exponential
/. 0 multiplechoice test has '1 !uestions. 2here are ) choices for each !uestion. 0
student who has not studied for the test decides to answer all the !uestions randomly
by guessing the answer to each !uestion. Which of the following probability
distributions can be used to calculate the student3s chance of getting at least %1
!uestions right?
"a. 4inomial distribution
b. (oisson distribution
c. 5xponential distribution
d. 6niform distribution
e. 7ormal distribution
8. 9t is ,nown that %1: of all vehicles par,ed on campus during the wee, do not have
the re!uired par,ing dis,. 0 random sample of 11 cars is observed one ;onday
morning and # is the number in the sample that do not have the re!uired par,ing dis,.
We can assume here that the probability distribution of # is<
"a. 4inomial
b. 7ormal
c. (oisson
d. 5xponential
e. 0ny continuous distribution will do
11. Which of the following statements is+are true regarding the normal distribution
curve?
a. it is symmetrical
b. it is bellshaped
c. it is asymptotic in that each end approaches the horizontal axis but never reaches it
d. its mean& median and mode are located at the same point
"e. all of the above statements are true
11. 9ndicate which of the statements below does not correctly apply to normal
probability distributions<
a. they are all unimodal =ie< have a single mode>
b. they are all symmetrical
"c. they all have the same mean and standard deviation
d. the area under the probability curve is always e!ual to 1
e. for the standard normal distribution ? $ 1 and @ $ 1
1%. Which of the following is not a characteristic of a binomial experiment?
a. there is a se!uence of identical trials
"b. each trial results in two or more possible outcomes
c. the trials are independent of each other
d. the probability of success& p& is the same from one trial to another
e. all of the above are characteristics of a binomial experiment
1'. Which probability distribution is appropriate for a count of events when the events
of interest occur randomly& independently of one another and rarely?
a. normal distribution
b. exponential distribution
c. uniform distribution
"d. poisson distribution
e. binomial distribution
1). Which of the following cannot generate a (oisson distribution?
a. 2he number of cars arriving at a par,ing garage in a onehour time interval
b. 2he number of telephone calls received in a tenminute interval
"c. 2he number of customers arriving at a petrol station
d. 2he number of bacteria found in a cubic yard of soil
e. 2he number of misprints per page
15. 2he mean for the exponential distribution e!uals the mean for the (oisson
distribution only when the former distribution has a mean e!ual to
"a. 1.1
b. 1.5
c. 1.%5
d. %.1
e. the means of the two distributions can never be e!ual
1-. 0 larger standard deviation for a normal distribution with an unchanged mean
indicates that the distribution becomes<
a. narrower and more pea,ed
"b. flatter and wider
c. more s,ewed to the right
d. more s,ewed to the left
e. a change in the standard deviation does not change the shape of the distribution
1.. Which of the following statements regarding the probability density function& f=x>&
of the uniform distribution is correct?
a. the height of the density function differs for different values of #
b. the density function increases as the values of # increase
c. the density function is roughly AbellshapedB
"d. the density function is constant for all values that # can assume
e. none of the above statements are true
1/. Which of the following statements is correct?
a. 2he 5xponential distribution is continuous and defined over the interval =C& C>
"b. 2he mean of the (oisson distribution =with parameter D> e!uals the mean of the
5xponential distribution =with parameter *> only when D $ * $ 1
c. 9t is impossible for a 7ormal distribution to have a negative population mean
d. 2he 4inomial distribution has e!ual mean and variance only when p $ 1.5
e. 2he 6niform distribution is a discrete probability distribution
18. 9n a popular shopping centre& the waiting time for an 04E0 02; machine is
found to be uniformly distributed between 1 and 5 minutes. What is the probability of
waiting between % and ' minutes to use the 02;?
"a. 1.%5
b. 1.51
c. 1..5
d. 1.%1
e. 1.)1
%1. 9n a popular shopping centre& the waiting time for an 04E0 02; machine is
found to be uniformly distributed between 1 and 5 minutes. What is the probability of
waiting between % and ) minutes to use the 02;?
a. 1.%5
"b. 1.51
c. 1..5
d. 1.%1
e. 1.)1
%1. 9n a popular shopping centre& the waiting time for an 04E0 02; machine is
found to be uniformly distributed between 1 and 5 minutes. What is the probability of
waiting between % and 5 minutes to use the 02;?
a. 1.%5
b. 1.51
"c. 1..5
d. 1.%1
e. 1.)1
%%. 9n a popular shopping centre& the waiting time for an 04E0 02; machine is
found to be uniformly distributed between 1 and - minutes. What is the probability of
waiting between % and ' minutes to use the 02;?
a. 1.%5
b. 1.51
c. 1..5
"d. 1.%1
e. 1.)1
%'. 9n a popular shopping centre& the waiting time for an 04E0 02; machine is
found to be uniformly distributed between 1 and - minutes. What is the probability of
waiting between % and ) minutes to use the 02;?
a. 1.%5
b. 1.51
c. 1..5
d. 1.%1
"e. 1.)1
%). 9n a popular shopping centre& the waiting time for an 04E0 02; machine is
found to be uniformly distributed between 1 and 5 minutes. What is the probability of
being able to use the 02; in the first '1 seconds of waiting?
a. 1.%5
b. 1.51
c. 1..5
d. 1.%1
"e. 1.1%5
%5. 2he length of time patients must wait to see a doctor at an emergency room of a
large hospital is uniformly distributed between )1 minutes and ' hours. What is the
probability that a patient will have to wait between 51 minutes and % hours to see a
doctor?
"a. 1.511
b. 1.%/-
c. 1.-)'
d. 1../-
e. 1..1)
%-. 2he length of time patients must wait to see a doctor at an emergency room of a
large hospital is uniformly distributed between )1 minutes and ' hours. What is the
probability that a patient will have to wait between 51 minutes and 1.5 hours to see a
doctor?
a. 1.511
"b. 1.%/-
c. 1.-)'
d. 1../-
e. 1..1)
%.. 2he length of time patients must wait to see a doctor at an emergency room of a
large hospital is uniformly distributed between )1 minutes and ' hours. What is the
probability that a patient will have to wait between '1 minutes and % hours to see a
doctor?
a. 1.511
b. 1.%/-
"c. 1.-)'
d. 1../-
e. 1..1)
%/. 2he length of time patients must wait to see a doctor at an emergency room of a
large hospital is uniformly distributed between )1 minutes and ' hours. What is the
probability that a patient will have to wait between )1 minutes and %.5 hours to see a
doctor?
a. 1.511
b. 1.%/-
c. 1.-)'
"d. 1../-
e. 1..1)
%8. 2he length of time patients must wait to see a doctor at an emergency room of a
large hospital is uniformly distributed between )1 minutes and ' hours. What is the
probability that a patient will have to wait between 51 minutes and %.5 hours to see a
doctor?
a. 1.511
b. 1.%/-
c. 1.-)'
d. 1../-
"e. 1..1)
'1. 0 train arrives at a station every %1 minutes. What is the probability that a person
arriving at the station will have to wait less than half an hour for the next train?
a. 1.5%)
b. 1.%'.
c. 1.511
"d. 1.111
e. 1./.%
'1. 9n a small town the town hall cloc, stri,es every half an hour. 9f you wa,e up at
random during the middle of the night& what is the probability that you will have to
wait less than 5 minutes before hearing the cloc, stri,e again?
a. 1.511
"b. 1.1-.
c. 1./''
d. 1.)5.
e. 1.1'/
'%. 9t is ,nown that the amount of apple Fuice found in 511ml bottle is uniformly
distributed between )85ml and 511ml. What is the probability that a randomly
selected bottle of apple Fuice contains less than 511ml of Fuice?
"a. 1.'''
b. 1.--.
c. 1.511
d. 1.111
e. 1.111
''. 9t is ,nown that the amount of apple Fuice found in 511ml bottle is uniformly
distributed between )85ml and 511ml. What is the probability that a randomly
selected bottle of apple Fuice contains more than 511ml of Fuice?
a. 1.'''
"b. 1.--.
c. 1.511
d. 1.111
e. 1.111
'). 2he mass of a 1111g container of yoghurt is e!ually li,ely to ta,e on any value in
the interval =885g&1111g>. 2he container will not contain less than 885g or more than
1111g of yoghurt. What is the probability that a randomly chosen container of
yoghurt has a mass of less than 1111g?
"a. 1.'''
b. 1.--.
c. 1.511
d. 1.111
e. 1.111
'5. 0n investor ,nows that his portfolio is e!ually li,ely to yield an annual return
anywhere in the interval G5:& '5:H. What is the probability that he will earn more
than 1'.5: in the forthcoming year?
"a. 1..%
b. 1.51
c. 1.)%
d. 1.1.
e. 1./'
'-. 0n investor ,nows that his portfolio is e!ually li,ely to yield an annual return
anywhere in the interval G5:& '5:H. What is the probability that he will earn more
than %1: in the forthcoming year?
a. 1..%
"b. 1.51
c. 1.)%
d. 1.1.
e. 1./'
'.. 0n investor ,nows that his portfolio is e!ually li,ely to yield an annual return
anywhere in the interval G5:& '5:H. What is the probability that he will earn more
than %%.5: in the forthcoming year?
a. 1..%
b. 1.51
"c. 1.)%
d. 1.1.
e. 1./'
'/. 0n investor ,nows that his portfolio is e!ually li,ely to yield an annual return
anywhere in the interval G5:& '5:H. What is the probability that he will earn more
than '1: in the forthcoming year?
a. 1..%
b. 1.51
c. 1.)%
"d. 1.1.
e. 1./'
'8. 0n investor ,nows that his portfolio is e!ually li,ely to yield an annual return
anywhere in the interval G5:& '5:H. What is the probability that he will earn more
than 11: in the forthcoming year?
a. 1..%
b. 1.51
c. 1.)%
d. 1.1.
"e. 1./'
)1. 2he distance between Cape 2own and Iermanus is 1%1,m. Jou are travelling
towards Iermanus =from Cape 2own> and you have been dropped off at some point
along the highway between Cape 2own and Iermanus. 2he only information ,nown
to you is that you have passed the halfway mar, to Iermanus. What is the
probability that you still have more than '1,m to travel?
a. 1.-%5
b. 1.'.5
c. 1..51
d. 1.---
"e. 1.511
)1. 5veryday you ma,e the trip from your home to wor, by car. 2he travel time to
wor, from home is e!ually li,ely to be anywhere between 11 minutes and %5 minutes&
but is never less than 11 minutes or more than %5 minutes. What is the probability
that on a randomly selected day it ta,es you more than %1 minutes to travel to wor,
from home?
a. 1.111
"b. 1.'''
c. 1.511
d. 1.--.
e. 1.111
)%. 5veryday you ma,e the trip from your home to wor, by car. 2he travel time to
wor, from home is e!ually li,ely to be anywhere between 11 minutes and %5 minutes&
but is never less than 11 minutes or more than %5 minutes. What is the probability
that on a randomly selected day it ta,es you more than 15 minutes to travel to wor,
from home?
a. 1.111
b. 1.'''
c. 1.511
"d. 1.--.
e. 1.111
)'. 2he temperature in your office at wor, is regulated by a thermostat and is e!ually
li,ely to be between 1. degrees Celsius and %' degrees Celsius& but is never more
than %' or less than 1. degrees. What is the probability that at a randomly selected
point in time& the temperature in your office is more than %1 degrees?
"a. 1.'''
b. 1.511
c. 1.--.
d. 1.115
e. 1./''
)). 2he temperature in your office at wor, is regulated by a thermostat and is e!ually
li,ely to be between 1. degrees Celsius and %' degrees Celsius& but is never more
than %' or less than 1. degrees. What is the probability that at a randomly selected
point in time& the temperature in your office is more than 1/ degrees?
a. 1.'''
b. 1.511
c. 1.--.
d. 1.115
"e. 1./''
)5. 2he temperature in your office at wor, is regulated by a thermostat and is e!ually
li,ely to be between 1. degrees Celsius and %' degrees Celsius& but is never more
than %' or less than 1. degrees. What is the probability that at a randomly selected
point in time& the temperature in your office is less than %1 degrees?
a. 1.'''
b. 1.511
"c. 1.--.
d. 1.115
e. 1./''
)-. 2he length of time patients must wait to see a doctor at an emergency room of a
large hospital is uniformly distributed between )1 minutes and ' hours. What is the
expected waiting time for patients to see a doctor?
"a. 111 minutes
b. /1 minutes
c. 85 minutes
d. -1 minutes
e. 111 minutes
).. 2he length of time patients must wait to see a doctor at an emergency room of a
large hospital is uniformly distributed between )1 minutes and % hours. What is the
expected waiting time for patients to see a doctor?
a. 111 minutes
"b. /1 minutes
c. 85 minutes
d. -1 minutes
e. 111 minutes
)/. 2he length of time patients must wait to see a doctor at an emergency room of a
large hospital is uniformly distributed between )1 minutes and %.5 hours. What is the
expected waiting time for patients to see a doctor?
a. 111 minutes
b. /1 minutes
"c. 85 minutes
d. -1 minutes
e. 111 minutes
)8. 2he length of time patients must wait to see a doctor at an emergency room of a
large hospital is uniformly distributed between '1 minutes and 1.5 hours. What is the
expected waiting time for patients to see a doctor?
a. 111 minutes
b. /1 minutes
c. 85 minutes
"d. -1 minutes
e. 111 minutes
51. 2he length of time patients must wait to see a doctor at an emergency room of a
large hospital is uniformly distributed between 51 minutes and %.5 hours. What is the
expected waiting time for patients to see a doctor?
a. 111 minutes
b. /1 minutes
c. 85 minutes
d. -1 minutes
"e. 111 minutes
51. 9n a popular shopping centre& the waiting time for an 04E0 02; machine is
found to be uniformly distributed between 1 and 5 minutes. What is the expected
waiting time =in minutes> for the 02; to be free to use?
a. % minutes
b. 5 minutes
"c. ' minute
d. ) minutes
e. 1.%5 minutes
5%. 9n a popular shopping centre& the waiting time for an 04E0 02; machine is
found to be uniformly distributed between 1 and 8 minutes. What is the expected
waiting time =in minutes> for the 02; to be free to use?
a. % minutes
"b. 5 minutes
c. ' minute
d. ) minutes
e. 1.%5 minutes
5'. 9n a popular shopping centre& the waiting time for an 04E0 02; machine is
found to be uniformly distributed between 1 and . minutes. What is the expected
waiting time =in minutes> for the 02; to be free to use?
a. % minutes
b. 5 minutes
c. ' minute
"d. ) minutes
e. 1.%5 minutes
5). 9f the continuous random variable # is uniformly distributed over the interval
G15&%1H then the mean of # is<
"a. 1..5
b. 15
c. %5
d. '5
e. none of the above
55. 9f # K 6=1%& 1/>& what is the standard deviation of #?
"a. 1..'
b. 1.15
c. 1.))
d. %.1%
e. 1./.
5-. 9f # K 6=15& 18>& what is the standard deviation of #?
a. 1..'
"b. 1.15
c. 1.))
d. %.1%
e. 1./.
5.. 9f # K 6=11& 1->& what is the standard deviation of #?
a. 1..'
b. 1.15
"c. 1.))
d. %.1%
e. 1./.
5/. 9f # K 6=1'& %1>& what is the standard deviation of #?
a. 1..'
b. 1.15
c. 1.))
"d. %.1%
e. 1./.
58. 9f # K 6=1)& 1.>& what is the standard deviation of #?
a. 1..'
b. 1.15
c. 1.))
d. %.1%
"e. 1./.
-1. 9f # K 6=1%& 1/>& what is the variance of #?
"a. '.11
b. 1.''
c. %.1/
d. ).1/
e. 1..5
-1. 9f # K 6=15& 18>& what is the variance of #?
a. '.11
"b. 1.''
c. %.1/
d. ).1/
e. 1..5
-%. 9f # K 6=11& 1->& what is the variance of #?
a. '.11
b. 1.''
"c. %.1/
d. ).1/
e. 1..5
-'. 9f # K 6=1'& %1>& what is the variance of #?
a. '.11
b. 1.''
c. %.1/
"d. ).1/
e. 1..5
-). 9f # K 6=1)& 1.>& what is the variance of #?
a. '.11
b. 1.''
c. %.1/
d. ).1/
"e. 1..5
-5. 2he length of time it ta,es to wait in the !ueue on registration day at a certain
university is uniformly distributed between 11 minutes and % hours. What is the
variance of the waiting time?
"a. 111/ minutes
%
b. '1./ minutes
c. -5 minutes
%
d. 111 minutes
%
e. %5 minutes
--. 2he length of time it ta,es to wait in the !ueue on registration day at a certain
university is uniformly distributed between 11 minutes and % hours. What is the
standard deviation of the waiting time?
a. 111/ minutes
%
"b. '1./ minutes
c. -5 minutes
%
d. 111 minutes
%
e. %5 minutes
-.. 2he mass of a 1111g container of yoghurt is e!ually li,ely to ta,e on any value in
the interval =885g&1111g>. 2he container will not contain less than 885g or more than
1111g of yoghurt. What is the expected mass of the yoghurt container?
a. 1111g
"b. 111%.5g
c. 1111g
d. 885g
e. 1115g
-/. 2he mass of a 1111g container of yoghurt is e!ually li,ely to ta,e on any value in
the interval =885g&1111g>. 2he container will not contain less than 885g or more than
1111g of yoghurt. What is the standard deviation of the mass of the yoghurt
container?
a. 1/..5g
b. %1.)-g
c. %.15g
"d. ).''g
e. '.)'g
-8. Let # represent the amount of time it ta,es a student to find a par,ing space in the
par,ing lot at a university. We ,now that the distribution of # can be modelled using
an exponential distribution with a mean of ) minutes. 0 student arrives at university
11 minutes before the scheduled start of her first lecture. What is the probability that it
will ta,e the student more than 11 minutes to find a par,ing space& causing her to be
late for her lecture?
"a. 1.1/%
b. 1.1%)
c. 1.%/.
d. 1.1'5
e. 1.'-/
.1. Let # represent the amount of time it ta,es a student to find a par,ing space in the
par,ing lot at a university. We ,now that the distribution of # can be modelled using
an exponential distribution with a mean of ) minutes. 0 student arrives at university
15 minutes before the scheduled start of her first lecture. What is the probability that it
will ta,e the student more than 15 minutes to find a par,ing space& causing her to be
late for her lecture?
a. 1.1/%
"b. 1.1%)
c. 1.%/.
d. 1.1'5
e. 1.'-/
.1. Let # represent the amount of time it ta,es a student to find a par,ing space in the
par,ing lot at a university. We ,now that the distribution of # can be modelled using
an exponential distribution with a mean of ) minutes. 0 student arrives at university 5
minutes before the scheduled start of her first lecture. What is the probability that it
will ta,e the student more than 5 minutes to find a par,ing space& causing her to be
late for her lecture?
a. 1.1/%
b. 1.1%)
"c. 1.%/.
d. 1.1'5
e. 1.'-/
.%. Let # represent the amount of time it ta,es a student to find a par,ing space in the
par,ing lot at a university. We ,now that the distribution of # can be modelled using
an exponential distribution with a mean of 5 minutes. 0 student arrives at university
11 minutes before the scheduled start of her first lecture. What is the probability that it
will ta,e the student more than 11 minutes to find a par,ing space& causing her to be
late for her lecture?
a. 1.1/%
b. 1.1%)
c. 1.%/.
"d. 1.1'5
e. 1.'-/
.'. Let # represent the amount of time it ta,es a student to find a par,ing space in the
par,ing lot at a university. We ,now that the distribution of # can be modelled using
an exponential distribution with a mean of 5 minutes. 0 student arrives at university 5
minutes before the scheduled start of her first lecture. What is the probability that it
will ta,e the student more than 5 minutes to find a par,ing space& causing her to be
late for her lecture?
a. 1.1/%
b. 1.1%)
c. 1.%/.
d. 1.1'5
"e. 1.'-/
.). Let # represent the amount of time it ta,es a student to find a par,ing space in the
par,ing lot at a university. We ,now that the distribution of # can be modelled using
an exponential distribution with a mean of ) minutes. What is the probability that it
ta,es a randomly selected student between % and 1% minutes to find a par,ing space in
the par,ing lot?
"a. 1.55.
b. 1.5%)
c. 1.).1
d. 1.%''
e. 1.%1)
.5. Let # represent the amount of time it ta,es a student to find a par,ing space in the
par,ing lot at a university. We ,now that the distribution of # can be modelled using
an exponential distribution with a mean of ) minutes. What is the probability that it
ta,es a randomly selected student between % and 11 minutes to find a par,ing space in
the par,ing lot?
a. 1.55.
"b. 1.5%)
c. 1.).1
d. 1.%''
e. 1.%1)
.-. Let # represent the amount of time it ta,es a student to find a par,ing space in the
par,ing lot at a university. We ,now that the distribution of # can be modelled using
an exponential distribution with a mean of ) minutes. What is the probability that it
ta,es a randomly selected student between % and / minutes to find a par,ing space in
the par,ing lot?
a. 1.55.
b. 1.5%)
"c. 1.).1
d. 1.%''
e. 1.%1)
... Let # represent the amount of time it ta,es a student to find a par,ing space in the
par,ing lot at a university. We ,now that the distribution of # can be modelled using
an exponential distribution with a mean of ) minutes. What is the probability that it
ta,es a randomly selected student between ) and / minutes to find a par,ing space in
the par,ing lot?
a. 1.55.
b. 1.5%)
c. 1.).1
"d. 1.%''
e. 1.%1)
./. Let # represent the amount of time it ta,es a student to find a par,ing space in the
par,ing lot at a university. We ,now that the distribution of # can be modelled using
an exponential distribution with a mean of ) minutes. What is the probability that it
ta,es a randomly selected student between 5 and 11 minutes to find a par,ing space in
the par,ing lot?
a. 1.55.
b. 1.5%)
c. 1.).1
d. 1.%''
"e. 1.%1)
.8. 0 small ban, branch has a single teller to handle transactions with customers.
Customers arrive at the ban, at an average rate of one every three minutes. What is
the probability that it will be more than 11 minutes before the first customer arrives
for the day after the ban, has opened at /am?
"a. 1.1'-
b. 1.1/8
c. 1.'-/
d. 1.18.
e. 1.11/
/1. 0 small ban, branch has a single teller to handle transactions with customers.
Customers arrive at the ban, at an average rate of one every three minutes. What is
the probability that it will be more than 5 minutes before the first customer arrives for
the day after the ban, has opened at /am?
a. 1.1'-
"b. 1.1/8
c. 1.'-/
d. 1.18.
e. 1.11/
/1. 0 small ban, branch has a single teller to handle transactions with customers.
Customers arrive at the ban, at an average rate of one every three minutes. What is
the probability that it will be more than ' minutes before the first customer arrives for
the day after the ban, has opened at /am?
a. 1.1'-
b. 1.1/8
"c. 1.'-/
d. 1.18.
e. 1.11/
/%. 0 small ban, branch has a single teller to handle transactions with customers.
Customers arrive at the ban, at an average rate of one every three minutes. What is
the probability that it will be more than . minutes before the first customer arrives for
the day after the ban, has opened at /am?
a. 1.1'-
b. 1.1/8
c. 1.'-/
"d. 1.18.
e. 1.11/
/'. 0 small ban, branch has a single teller to handle transactions with customers.
Customers arrive at the ban, at an average rate of one every three minutes. What is
the probability that it will be more than 1% minutes before the first customer arrives
for the day after the ban, has opened at /am?
a. 1.1'-
b. 1.1/8
c. 1.'-/
d. 1.18.
"e. 1.11/
/). 2he time it ta,es a technician to fix a computer is exponentially distributed with a
mean of 15 minutes. What is the probability that it will ta,e the technician less than
11 minutes to fix a randomly selected computer?
"a. 1.)/.
b. 1.'.'
c. 1.-'%
d. 1.'8'
e. 1.551
/5. 2he time it ta,es a technician to fix a computer is exponentially distributed with a
mean of 15 minutes. What is the probability that it will ta,e the technician less than .
minutes to fix a randomly selected computer?
a. 1.)/.
"b. 1.'.'
c. 1.-'%
d. 1.'8'
e. 1.551
/-. 2he time it ta,es a technician to fix a computer is exponentially distributed with a
mean of 15 minutes. What is the probability that it will ta,e the technician less than
15 minutes to fix a randomly selected computer?
a. 1.)/.
b. 1.'.'
"c. 1.-'%
d. 1.'8'
e. 1.551
/.. 2he time it ta,es a technician to fix a computer is exponentially distributed with a
mean of 11 minutes. What is the probability that it will ta,e the technician less than 5
minutes to fix a randomly selected computer?
a. 1.)/.
b. 1.'.'
c. 1.-'%
"d. 1.'8'
e. 1.551
//. 2he time it ta,es a technician to fix a computer is exponentially distributed with a
mean of 11 minutes. What is the probability that it will ta,e the technician less than /
minutes to fix a randomly selected computer?
a. 1.)/.
b. 1.'.'
c. 1.-'%
d. 1.'8'
"e. 1.551
/8. Mlaws occur in telephone cabling at an average rate of ).) flaws per 1,m of cable.
What is the probability that the distance between two flaws exceeds 1.5,m?
"a. 1.111
b. 1.11%
c. 1.111
d. 1.%1%
e. 1.1)1
81. Mlaws occur in telephone cabling at an average rate of ).) flaws per 1,m of cable.
What is the probability that the distance between two flaws exceeds 1,m?
a. 1.111
"b. 1.11%
c. 1.111
d. 1.%1%
e. 1.1)1
81. Mlaws occur in telephone cabling at an average rate of ).) flaws per 1,m of cable.
What is the probability that the distance between two flaws exceeds 1.5,m?
a. 1.111
b. 1.11%
"c. 1.111
d. 1.%1%
e. 1.1)1
8%. Mlaws occur in telephone cabling at an average rate of '.% flaws per 1,m of cable.
What is the probability that the distance between two flaws exceeds 1.5,m?
a. 1.111
b. 1.11%
c. 1.111
"d. 1.%1%
e. 1.1)1
8'. Mlaws occur in telephone cabling at an average rate of '.% flaws per 1,m of cable.
What is the probability that the distance between two flaws exceeds 1,m?
a. 1.111
b. 1.11%
c. 1.111
d. 1.%1%
"e. 1.1)1
8). 2extboo,s are sold at a university boo,shop at an average rate of % per hour.
What is the probability that it will be less than %1 minutes before the next textboo, is
sold?
"a. 1.)/.
b. 1.%/'
c. 1.-'%
d. 1.5%/
e. 1.'8'
85. 2extboo,s are sold at a university boo,shop at an average rate of % per hour.
What is the probability that it will be less than 11 minutes before the next textboo, is
sold?
a. 1.)/.
"b. 1.%/'
c. 1.-'%
d. 1.5%/
e. 1.'8'
8-. 2extboo,s are sold at a university boo,shop at an average rate of % per hour.
What is the probability that it will be less than '1 minutes before the next textboo, is
sold?
a. 1.)/.
b. 1.%/'
"c. 1.-'%
d. 1.5%/
e. 1.'8'
8.. 2extboo,s are sold at a university boo,shop at an average rate of ' per hour.
What is the probability that it will be less than 15 minutes before the next textboo, is
sold?
a. 1.)/.
b. 1.%/'
c. 1.-'%
"d. 1.5%/
e. 1.'8'
8/. 2extboo,s are sold at a university boo,shop at an average rate of ' per hour.
What is the probability that it will be less than 11 minutes before the next textboo, is
sold?
a. 1.)/.
b. 1.%/'
c. 1.-'%
d. 1.5%/
"e. 1.'8'
88. 2he time it ta,es a technician to fix a computer is exponentially distributed with a
mean of 15 minutes. What is the variance of the amount of time it ta,es a technician
to fix a computer?
"a. %%5
b. 15
c. 1.11)
d. 1.1-.
e. %1
111. 2he time it ta,es a technician to fix a computer is exponentially distributed with
a mean of 15 minutes. What is the standard deviation of the amount of time it ta,es a
technician to fix a computer?
a. %%5
"b. 15
c. 1.11)
d. 1.1-.
e. %1
111. 2he time it ta,es a technician to fix a computer is exponentially distributed with
a mean of 11 minutes. What is the variance of the amount of time it ta,es a
technician to fix a computer?
a. 1.11
b. 1.1
"c. 111
d. 11
e. %1
11%. 2he time it ta,es a technician to fix a computer is exponentially distributed with
a mean of 11 minutes. What is the standard deviation of the amount of time it ta,es a
technician to fix a computer?
a. 1.11
b. 1.1
c. 111
"d. 11
e. %1
11'. 2he time it ta,es a technician to fix a computer is exponentially distributed with
a mean of %1 minutes. What is the standard deviation of the amount of time it ta,es a
technician to fix a computer?
a. 1.15
b. 15
c. 111
d. 11
"e. %1
11). Mlaws occur in telephone cabling at an average rate of ).) flaws per 1,m of
cable. What is the expected distance between flaws =in ,m>?
a. ).)
b. '.%
"c. 1.%%.
d. 1.'1'
e. %.%
115. Mlaws occur in telephone cabling at an average rate of '.% flaws per 1,m of
cable. What is the expected distance between flaws =in ,m>?
a. ).)
b. '.%
c. 1.%%.
"d. 1.'1'
e. %.%
11-. Mlaws occur in telephone cabling at an average rate of ).) flaws per 1,m of
cable. What is the variance of the distance between flaws?
"a. 1.15%
b. 1.18/
c. 18.'-
d. 11.%)
e. %.%
11.. Mlaws occur in telephone cabling at an average rate of '.% flaws per 1,m of
cable. What is the variance of the distance between flaws?
a. 1.15%
"b. 1.18/
c. 18.'-
d. 11.%)
e. %.%
11/. Cars arrive at a tollgate at an average rate of 11 cars per hour. What is the mean
time between arrivals =in minutes>?
"a. - minutes
b. 1.1 minutes
c. ' minutes
d. 1.15 minutes
e. ) minutes
118. Cars arrive at a tollgate at an average rate of %1 cars per hour. What is the mean
time between arrivals =in minutes>?
a. - minutes
b. 1.1 minutes
"c. ' minutes
d. 1.15 minutes
e. ) minutes
111. Cars arrive at a tollgate at an average rate of 15 cars per hour. What is the mean
time between arrivals =in minutes>?
a. - minutes
b. 1.1 minutes
c. ' minutes
d. 1.15 minutes
"e. ) minutes
111. 2he convenor of a firstyear statistics programme at a certain university receives&
on average& 5 emails per '1 minutes. What is the mean time between the arrival of
emails in her inbox =in minutes>?
a. '1 minutes
b. 1.1-. minutes
"c. - minutes
d. 1.5 minutes
e. 5 minutes
11%. 2he convenor of a firstyear statistics programme at a certain university receives&
on average& 5 emails per '1 minutes. What is the variance of the time between the
arrival of emails in her inbox?
a. '- minutes
"b. '- minutes
%
c. - minutes
d. - minutes
%
e. 1.1%/ minutes
%
11'. Calls are received by the switchboard of a large company at an average rate of 11
calls every 15 minutes. What is the mean time between calls =in minutes>?
a. % minutes
b. 1.-. minutes
c. 15 minutes
d. 11 minutes
"e. 1.5 minutes
11). Jou and 9 own a company called Neliveries 9nc. We have a large fleet of
delivery truc,s. On average we have 11 brea,downs per 5 day wor,ing wee,. What is
the expected time =in days> between brea,downs?
a. 1 day
"b. 1.5 day
c. % days
d. 1..5 day
e. 5 days
115. Jou own a very old car which brea,s down& on average& ' times a year. What is
the mean time between brea, downs& in months& of your car?
a. ' months
b. 1.%5 months
c. 1% months
"d. ) months
e. 1.5 months
11-. Jou own a very old car which brea,s down& on average& ' times a year. What is
the standard deviation of the time between brea, downs& in months& of your car?
a. ' months
b. 1.%5 months
c. 1% months
"d. ) months
e. 1.5 months
11.. 2he diameters of oranges found in the orchard of an orange farm follow a normal
distribution with a mean of 1%1mm and a standard deviation of 11mm. What
proportion of oranges in the orchard have a diameter between 111mm and 1'1mm?
"a. 1.-/%-
b. 1./1/-
c. 1.'/%8
d. 1.)''%
e. 1.%/5/
11/. 2he diameters of oranges found in the orchard of an orange farm follow a normal
distribution with a mean of 1%1mm and a standard deviation of 11mm. What
proportion of oranges in the orchard have a diameter between 111mm and 1)1mm?
a. 1.-/%-
"b. 1./1/-
c. 1.'/%8
d. 1.)''%
e. 1.%/5/
118. 2he diameters of oranges found in the orchard of an orange farm follow a normal
distribution with a mean of 1%1mm and a standard deviation of 11mm. What
proportion of oranges in the orchard have a diameter between 115mm and 1%5mm?
a. 1.-/%-
b. 1./1/-
"c. 1.'/%8
d. 1.)''%
e. 1.%/5/
1%1. 2he diameters of oranges found in the orchard of an orange farm follow a normal
distribution with a mean of 1%1mm and a standard deviation of 11mm. What
proportion of oranges in the orchard have a diameter between 115mm and 1%1mm?
a. 1.-/%-
b. 1./1/-
c. 1.'/%8
"d. 1.)''%
e. 1.%/5/
1%1. 2he diameters of oranges found in the orchard of an orange farm follow a normal
distribution with a mean of 1%1mm and a standard deviation of 11mm. What
proportion of oranges in the orchard have a diameter between 111mm and 115mm?
a. 1.-/%-
b. 1./1/-
c. 1.'/%8
d. 1.)''%
"e. 1.%/5/
1%%. 2he random variable # is normally distributed with a mean of .1 and a standard
deviation of 11. What is the probability that # is within one standard deviation of the
mean?
"a. 1.-/'
b. 1.85)
c. 1.%.1
d. 1.')1
e. 1.1-1
1%'. 2he random variable # is normally distributed with a mean of .1 and a standard
deviation of 11. What is the probability that # is between 51 and 81?
a. 1.-/'
"b. 1.85)
c. 1.%.1
d. 1.')1
e. 1.1-1
1%). 2he random variable # is normally distributed with a mean of .1 and a standard
deviation of 11. What is the probability that # is between -5 and .%?
a. 1.-/'
b. 1.85)
"c. 1.%.1
d. 1.')1
e. 1.1-1
1%5. 2he random variable # is normally distributed with a mean of .1 and a standard
deviation of 11. What is the probability that # is between .% and /)?
a. 1.-/'
b. 1.85)
c. 1.%.1
"d. 1.')1
e. 1.1-1
1%-. 2he random variable # is normally distributed with a mean of .1 and a standard
deviation of 11. What is the probability that # is between 51 and -1?
a. 1.-/'
b. 1.85)
c. 1.%.1
d. 1.')1
"e. 1.1-1
1%.. 2he starting annual salaries of newly !ualified chartered accountants =C03s> in
Eouth 0frica follow a normal distribution with a mean of P1/1&111 and a standard
deviation of P11&111. What is the probability that a randomly selected newly
!ualified C0 will earn between P1-1&111 and P181&111 per annum?
"a. 1./18
b. 1.%)%
c. 1.%/-
d. 1.5''
e. 1.'1.
1%/. 2he starting annual salaries of newly !ualified chartered accountants =C03s> in
Eouth 0frica follow a normal distribution with a mean of P1/1&111 and a standard
deviation of P11&111. What is the probability that a randomly selected newly
!ualified C0 will earn between P1-5&111 and P1.5&111 per annum?
a. 1./18
"b. 1.%)%
c. 1.%/-
d. 1.5''
e. 1.'1.
1%8. 2he starting annual salaries of newly !ualified chartered accountants =C03s> in
Eouth 0frica follow a normal distribution with a mean of P1/1&111 and a standard
deviation of P11&111. What is the probability that a randomly selected newly
!ualified C0 will earn between P1/5&111 and P%11&111 per annum?
a. 1./18
b. 1.%)%
"c. 1.%/-
d. 1.5''
e. 1.'1.
1'1. 2he starting annual salaries of newly !ualified chartered accountants =C03s> in
Eouth 0frica follow a normal distribution with a mean of P1/1&111 and a standard
deviation of P11&111. What is the probability that a randomly selected newly
!ualified C0 will earn between P1.1&111 and P1/5&111 per annum?
a. 1./18
b. 1.%)%
c. 1.%/-
"d. 1.5''
e. 1.'1.
1'1. 2he starting annual salaries of newly !ualified chartered accountants =C03s> in
Eouth 0frica follow a normal distribution with a mean of P1/1&111 and a standard
deviation of P11&111. What is the probability that a randomly selected newly
!ualified C0 will earn between P151&111 and P1.5&111 per annum?
a. 1./18
b. 1.%)%
c. 1.%/-
d. 1.5''
"e. 1.'1.
1'%. Qiven that # is 7ormally distributed with a mean of /1 and a variance of 111&
what is p=/5 R # R 81>?
"a. 1.151
b. 1.')1
c. 1.%/-
d. 1.-%5
e. 1.5''
1''. Qiven that # is 7ormally distributed with a mean of /1 and a variance of 111&
what is p=.1 R # R /1>?
a. 1.151
"b. 1.')1
c. 1.%/-
d. 1.-%5
e. 1.5''
1'). Qiven that # is 7ormally distributed with a mean of /1 and a variance of 111&
what is p=-1 R # R .5>?
a. 1.151
b. 1.')1
"c. 1.%/-
d. 1.-%5
e. 1.5''
1'5. Qiven that # is 7ormally distributed with a mean of /1 and a variance of 111&
what is p=.5 R # R 85>?
a. 1.151
b. 1.')1
c. 1.%/-
"d. 1.-%5
e. 1.5''
1'-. Qiven that # is 7ormally distributed with a mean of /1 and a variance of 111&
what is p=.1 R # R /5>?
a. 1.151
b. 1.')1
c. 1.%/-
d. 1.-%5
"e. 1.5''
1'.. 9n a large statistics class the heights of the students are normally distributed with
a mean of 1.%cm and a variance of %5cm
%
. What proportion of students are between
1-%cm and 1/%cm in height?
"a. 1.85)
b. 1.-11
c. 1..1/
d. 1.//'
e. 1.%.1
1'/. 9n a large statistics class the heights of the students are normally distributed with
a mean of 1.%cm and a variance of %5cm
%
. What proportion of students are between
1.1cm and 1/1cm in height?
a. 1.85)
"b. 1.-11
c. 1..1/
d. 1.//'
e. 1.%.1
1'8. 9n a large statistics class the heights of the students are normally distributed with
a mean of 1.%cm and a variance of %5cm
%
. What proportion of students are between
1-1cm and 1.5cm in height?
a. 1.85)
b. 1.-11
"c. 1..1/
d. 1.//'
e. 1.%.1
1)1. 9n a large statistics class the heights of the students are normally distributed with
a mean of 1.%cm and a variance of %5cm
%
. What proportion of students are between
1-5cm and 1/1cm in height?
a. 1.85)
b. 1.-11
c. 1..1/
"d. 1.//'
e. 1.%.1
1)1. 9n a large statistics class the heights of the students are normally distributed with
a mean of 1.%cm and a variance of %5cm
%
. What proportion of students are between
1.5cm and 1/5cm in height?
a. 1.85)
b. 1.-11
c. 1..1/
d. 1.//'
"e. 1.%.1
1)%. 0 statistical analysis of longdistance telephone calls indicates that the length of
these calls is normally distributed with a mean of %)1 seconds and a standard
deviation of )1 seconds. What proportion of calls last less than 1/1 seconds or more
than '11 seconds?
a. 1.811
b. 1.1')
"c. 1.1')
d. 1.1-.
e. 1.5)/
1)'. 0 ba,ery finds that the average weight of its most popular pac,age of coo,ies is
'%.1-g with a standard deviation of 1.11g. 0ssuming that the weight of the pac,age
of coo,ies follows a normal distribution& what portion of coo,ie pac,ages will weigh
less than '1.81 g or more than '%.'1 g?
"a. 1.1-
b. 1.%)
c. 1../
d. 1.11
e. 1.11
1)). 0 statistical analysis of longdistance telephone calls indicates that the length of
these calls is normally distributed with a mean of %)1 seconds and a standard
deviation of )1 seconds. What proportion of calls lasts less than 1/1 seconds?
a. 1.%1)
b. 1.18)
c. 18''
d. 1.)--
"e. 1.1-.
1)5. 9n a large statistics class the heights of the students are normally distributed with
a mean of 1.%cm and a variance of %5cm
%
. What is the probability that a randomly
selected student from this class will be taller than 1/1cm?
"a. 1.155
b. 1.-55
c. 1.%.)
d. 1.818
e. 1.88%
1)-. 9n a large statistics class the heights of the students are normally distributed with
a mean of 1.%cm and a variance of %5cm
%
. What is the probability that a randomly
selected student from this class will be taller than 1.1cm?
a. 1.155
"b. 1.-55
c. 1.%.)
d. 1.818
e. 1.88%
1).. 9n a large statistics class the heights of the students are normally distributed with
a mean of 1.%cm and a variance of %5cm
%
. What is the probability that a randomly
selected student from this class will be taller than 1.5cm?
a. 1.155
b. 1.-55
"c. 1.%.)
d. 1.818
e. 1.88%
1)/. 9n a large statistics class the heights of the students are normally distributed with
a mean of 1.%cm and a variance of %5cm
%
. What is the probability that a randomly
selected student from this class will be taller than 1-5cm?
a. 1.155
b. 1.-55
c. 1.%.)
"d. 1.818
e. 1.88%
1)8. 9n a large statistics class the heights of the students are normally distributed with
a mean of 1.%cm and a variance of %5cm
%
. What is the probability that a randomly
selected student from this class will be taller than 1-1cm?
a. 1.155
b. 1.-55
c. 1.%.)
d. 1.818
"e. 1.88%
151. 6sing the standard normal table& the sum of the probabilities to the right of z $
%.1/ and to the left of z $ 1..5 is<
a. 1.)/5)
b. 1.)588
c. 1.11)-
d. 1.1)11
"e. 1.15).
151. 2he time until first failure of a brand of in,Fet printers is normally distributed
with a mean of 1511 hours and a standard deviation of %11 hours. What proportion of
printers fails before 1111 hours?
"a. 1.11-%
b. 1.1--/
c. 1./)1'
d. 1.1%%/
e. 1.-815
15%. 2he time until first failure of a brand of in,Fet printers is normally distributed
with a mean of 1511 hours and a standard deviation of %11 hours. What proportion of
printers fails before 1%11 hours?
a. 1.11-%
"b. 1.1--/
c. 1./)1'
d. 1.1%%/
e. 1.-815
15'. 2he time until first failure of a brand of in,Fet printers is normally distributed
with a mean of 1511 hours and a standard deviation of %11 hours. What proportion of
printers fails before 1.11 hours?
a. 1.11-%
b. 1.1--/
"c. 1./)1'
d. 1.1%%/
e. 1.-815
15). 2he time until first failure of a brand of in,Fet printers is normally distributed
with a mean of 1511 hours and a standard deviation of %11 hours. What proportion of
printers fails before 1111 hours?
a. 1.11-%
b. 1.1--/
c. 1./)1'
"d. 1.1%%/
e. 1.-815
155. 2he time until first failure of a brand of in,Fet printers is normally distributed
with a mean of 1511 hours and a standard deviation of %11 hours. What proportion of
printers fails before 1-11 hours?
a. 1.11-%
b. 1.1--/
c. 1./)1'
d. 1.1%%/
"e. 1.-815
15-. Etudent mar,s for a firstyear Etatistics class test follow a normal distribution
with a mean of -': and a standard deviation of .:. What is the probability that a
randomly selected student who wrote the test got more than .5:?
"a. 1.1)'
b. 1.'//
c. 1.158
d. 1.---
e. 1.8-/
15.. Etudent mar,s for a firstyear Etatistics class test follow a normal distribution
with a mean of -': and a standard deviation of .:. What is the probability that a
randomly selected student who wrote the test got more than -5:?
a. 1.1)'
"b. 1.'//
c. 1.158
d. 1.---
e. 1.8-/
15/. Etudent mar,s for a firstyear Etatistics class test follow a normal distribution
with a mean of -': and a standard deviation of .:. What is the probability that a
randomly selected student who wrote the test got more than .1:?
a. 1.1)'
b. 1.'//
"c. 1.158
d. 1.---
e. 1.8-/
158. Etudent mar,s for a firstyear Etatistics class test follow a normal distribution
with a mean of -': and a standard deviation of .:. What is the probability that a
randomly selected student who wrote the test got more than -1:?
a. 1.1)'
b. 1.'//
c. 1.158
"d. 1.---
e. 1.8-/
1-1. Etudent mar,s for a firstyear Etatistics class test follow a normal distribution
with a mean of -': and a standard deviation of .:. What is the probability that a
randomly selected student who wrote the test got more than 51:?
a. 1.1)'
b. 1.'//
c. 1.158
d. 1.---
"e. 1.8-/
1-1. 2he weights of newborn human babies are normally distributed with a mean of
'.%,g and a standard deviation of 1.1,g. What is the probability that a randomly
selected newborn baby weighs less than %.1,g?
"a. 1.1'/
b. 1.)%/
c. 1..--
d. 1.%-%
e. 1.-1.
1-%. 2he weights of newborn human babies are normally distributed with a mean of
'.%,g and a standard deviation of 1.1,g. What is the probability that a randomly
selected newborn baby weighs less than '.1,g?
a. 1.1'/
"b. 1.)%/
c. 1..--
d. 1.%-%
e. 1.-1.
1-'. 2he weights of newborn human babies are normally distributed with a mean of
'.%,g and a standard deviation of 1.1,g. What is the probability that a randomly
selected newborn baby weighs less than ).1,g?
a. 1.1'/
b. 1.)%/
"c. 1..--
d. 1.%-%
e. 1.-1.
1-). 2he weights of newborn human babies are normally distributed with a mean of
'.%,g and a standard deviation of 1.1,g. What is the probability that a randomly
selected newborn baby weighs less than %.5,g?
a. 1.1'/
b. 1.)%/
c. 1..--
"d. 1.%-%
e. 1.-1.
1-5. 2he weights of newborn human babies are normally distributed with a mean of
'.%,g and a standard deviation of 1.1,g. What is the probability that a randomly
selected newborn baby weighs less than '.5,g?
a. 1.1'/
b. 1.)%/
c. 1..--
d. 1.%-%
"e. 1.-1.
1--. ;onthly expenditure on their credit cards& by credit card holders from a certain
ban,& follows a normal distribution with a mean of P1&%85.11 and a standard
deviation of P.51.11. What proportion of credit card holders spend more than
P1&511.11 on their credit cards per month?
a. 1.)/.
"b. 1.'8%
c. 1.511
d. 1..81
e. 1.-1/
1-.. Let z be a standard normal value that is un,nown but identifiable by position and
area. 9f the area to the right of z is 1./)1'& then the value of z must be<
a. 1.11
"b. 1.11
c. 1.11
d. 1.)1
e. 1.)1
1-/. Let z be a standard normal value that is un,nown but identifiable by position and
area. 9f the symmetrical area between negative z and positive z is 1.85)) then the
value of z must be<
"a. %.11
b. 1.11
c. %.51
d. 1.1-
e. %.%1
1-8. 9f the area to the right of a positive value of z =z has a standard normal
distribution> is 1.1/-8 then the value of z must be<
a. 1.%%
b. 1.'-
"c. 1.'-
d. 1..1
e. 1..1
1.1. 9f the area between 1 and a positive value of z =z has a standard normal
distribution> is 1.)581 then the value of z is<
"a. 1..)
b. 1..)
c. 1.1/
d. 1.1/
e. 1./)
1.1. 9f the area to the left of a value of z =z has a standard normal distribution> is
1.1.8'& what is the value of z?
"a. 1.)1
b. 1.)1
c. %.%5
d. %.%5
e. 1.1'
1.%. 9f the area to the left of a value of z =z has a standard normal distribution> is
1.11%%& what is the value of z?
a. 1.)1
b. 1.)1
"c. %.%5
d. %.%5
e. 1.1'
1.'. 9f the area to the left of a value of z =z has a standard normal distribution> is
1.1/-.& what is the value of z?
"a. 1./8
b. 1./8
c. 1.1%
d. 1.1%
e. %.'.
1.). 9f the area to the left of a value of z =z has a standard normal distribution> is
1.15'8& what is the value of z?
a. 1./8
b. 1./8
"c. 1.1%
d. 1.1%
e. %.'.
1.5. 9f the area to the left of a value of z =z has a standard normal distribution> is
1.11/8& what is the value of z?
a. 1./8
b. 1./8
c. 1.1%
d. 1.1%
"e. %.'.
1.-. 9f the area to the right of a value of z =z has a standard normal distribution> is
1.1.8'& what is the value of z?
a. 1.)1
"b. 1.)1
c. %.%5
d. %.%5
e. 1.1'
1... 9f the area to the right of a value of z =z has a standard normal distribution> is
1.11%%& what is the value of z?
a. 1.)1
b. 1.)1
c. %.%5
"d. %.%5
e. 1.1'
1./. 9f the area to the right of a value of z =z has a standard normal distribution> is
1.1/-.& what is the value of z?
a. 1./8
"b. 1./8
c. 1.1%
d. 1.1%
e. %.'.
1.8. 9f the area to the right of a value of z =z has a standard normal distribution> is
1.15'8& what is the value of z?
a. 1./8
b. 1./8
c. 1.1%
"d. 1.1%
e. %.'.
1/1. 9f the area to the right of a value of z =z has a standard normal distribution> is
1.11/8& what is the value of z?
a. 1./8
b. 1./8
c. 1.1%
d. 1.1%
"e. %.'.
1/1. 9f (=S T z> $ 1.-/)) what is the value of z =z has a standard normal distribution>?
"a. 1.)/
b. 1.)/
c. 1.1)
d. 1.1)
e. 1.%1
1/%. 9f (=S R z> $ 1.-/)) what is the value of z =z has a standard normal distribution>?
a. 1.)/
"b. 1.)/
c. 1.1)
d. 1.1)
e. 1.%1
1/'. 9f (=S T z> $ 1./51/ what is the value of z =z has a standard normal distribution>?
a. 1.)/
b. 1.)/
"c. 1.1)
d. 1.1)
e. 1.%1
1/). 9f (=S R z> $ 1./51/ what is the value of z =z has a standard normal distribution>?
a. 1.)/
b. 1.)/
c. 1.1)
"d. 1.1)
e. 1.%1
1/5. 9f (=S T z> $ 1.5/'% what is the value of z =z has a standard normal distribution>?
a. 1.)/
b. 1.)/
c. 1.1)
d. 1.1)
"e. 1.%1
1/-. 9f (=S R z> $ 1.5/'% what is the value of z =z has a standard normal distribution>?
a. 1.)/
b. 1.)/
c. 1.1)
d. 1.1)
"e. 1.%1
1/.. 9f (=S T z> $ 1.8/'1 what is the value of z =z has a standard normal distribution>?
"a. %.1%
b. %.1%
c. 1...
d. 1...
e. 1.%1
1//. 9f (=S R z> $ 1.8/'1 what is the value of z =z has a standard normal distribution>?
a. %.1%
"b. %.1%
c. 1...
d. 1...
e. 1.%1
1/8. 9f (=S T z> $ 1.8-1- what is the value of z =z has a standard normal distribution>?
a. %.1%
b. %.1%
"c. 1...
d. 1...
e. 1.%1
181. 9f (=S R z> $ 1.8-1- what is the value of z =z has a standard normal distribution>?
a. %.1%
b. %.1%
c. 1...
"d. 1...
e. 1.%1
181. Qiven that z is a standard normal random variable and that the area to the left of
z is 1.'15& then the value of z is<
a. 1.51
"b. 1.51
c. 1./-
d. 1./-
e. 1.%)
18%. 2he diameters of oranges found in the orchard of an orange farm follow a normal
distribution with a mean of 1%1mm and a standard deviation of 11mm. 2he smallest
11: of oranges =those with the smallest diameters> cannot be sold and are therefore
given away. What is the cutoff diameter in this case if oranges with the smallest
11: of diameters are to be given away?
"a. 11..%
b. 11'.-
c. 111.-
d. 118.-
e. 115.8
18'. 2he diameters of oranges found in the orchard of an orange farm follow a normal
distribution with a mean of 1%1mm and a standard deviation of 11mm. 2he smallest
5: of oranges =those with the smallest diameters> cannot be sold and are therefore
given away. What is the cutoff diameter in this case if oranges with the smallest 5:
of diameters are to be given away?
a. 11..%
"b. 11'.-
c. 111.-
d. 118.-
e. 115.8
18). 2he diameters of oranges found in the orchard of an orange farm follow a normal
distribution with a mean of 1%1mm and a standard deviation of 11mm. 2he smallest
%1: of oranges =those with the smallest diameters> cannot be sold and are therefore
given away. What is the cutoff diameter in this case if oranges with the smallest
%1: of diameters are to be given away?
a. 11..%
b. 11'.-
"c. 111.-
d. 118.-
e. 115.8
185. 2he diameters of oranges found in the orchard of an orange farm follow a normal
distribution with a mean of 1%1mm and a standard deviation of 11mm. 2he smallest
15: of oranges =those with the smallest diameters> cannot be sold and are therefore
given away. What is the cutoff diameter in this case if oranges with the smallest
15: of diameters are to be given away?
a. 11..%
b. 11'.-
c. 111.-
"d. 118.-
e. 115.8
18-. 2he diameters of oranges found in the orchard of an orange farm follow a normal
distribution with a mean of 1%1mm and a standard deviation of 11mm. 2he smallest
/: of oranges =those with the smallest diameters> cannot be sold and are therefore
given away. What is the cutoff diameter in this case if oranges with the smallest /:
of diameters are to be given away?
a. 11..%
b. 11'.-
c. 111.-
d. 118.-
"e. 115.8
18.. 2he diameters of oranges found in the orchard of an orange farm follow a normal
distribution with a mean of 1%1mm and a standard deviation of 11mm. 2he farmer
would li,e to select the largest 11: of oranges =those with the largest diameters> in
order to be able to ,eep them for himself and his family to enFoyU What is the cutoff
diameter in this case if oranges with the largest 11: of diameters are to be ,ept?
"a. 1'%./
b. 1'-.)
c. 1%/.)
d. 1'1.)
e. 1').1
18/. 2he diameters of oranges found in the orchard of an orange farm follow a normal
distribution with a mean of 1%1mm and a standard deviation of 11mm. 2he farmer
would li,e to select the largest 5: of oranges =those with the largest diameters> in
order to be able to ,eep them for himself and his family to enFoyU What is the cutoff
diameter in this case if oranges with the largest 5: of diameters are to be ,ept?
a. 1'%./
"b. 1'-.)
c. 1%/.)
d. 1'1.)
e. 1').1
188. 2he diameters of oranges found in the orchard of an orange farm follow a normal
distribution with a mean of 1%1mm and a standard deviation of 11mm. 2he farmer
would li,e to select the largest %1: of oranges =those with the largest diameters> in
order to be able to ,eep them for himself and his family to enFoyU What is the cutoff
diameter in this case if oranges with the largest %1: of diameters are to be ,ept?
a. 1'%./
b. 1'-.)
"c. 1%/.)
d. 1'1.)
e. 1').1
%11. 2he diameters of oranges found in the orchard of an orange farm follow a normal
distribution with a mean of 1%1mm and a standard deviation of 11mm. 2he farmer
would li,e to select the largest 15: of oranges =those with the largest diameters> in
order to be able to ,eep them for himself and his family to enFoyU What is the cutoff
diameter in this case if oranges with the largest 15: of diameters are to be ,ept?
a. 1'%./
b. 1'-.)
c. 1%/.)
"d. 1'1.)
e. 1').1
%11. 2he diameters of oranges found in the orchard of an orange farm follow a normal
distribution with a mean of 1%1mm and a standard deviation of 11mm. 2he farmer
would li,e to select the largest /: of oranges =those with the largest diameters> in
order to be able to ,eep them for himself and his family to enFoyU What is the cutoff
diameter in this case if oranges with the largest /: of diameters are to be ,ept?
a. 1'%./
b. 1'-.)
c. 1%/.)
d. 1'1.)
"e. 1').1
%1%. 2he time until first failure of a brand of in,Fet printers is normally distributed
with a mean of 1511 hours and a standard deviation of %11 hours. (rinters are to be
sold with a guarantee. 2he manufacturer of the printers wants only 5: of printers to
fail before the guarantee period is up. What number of hours should the guarantee
period be set at so that only 5: of printers fail before this time?
"a. 11.1 hours
b. 1%)) hours
c. 1%15 hours
d. 11%) hours
e. 11/8 hours
%1'. 2he time until first failure of a brand of in,Fet printers is normally distributed
with a mean of 1511 hours and a standard deviation of %11 hours. (rinters are to be
sold with a guarantee. 2he manufacturer of the printers wants only 11: of printers to
fail before the guarantee period is up. What number of hours should the guarantee
period be set at so that only 11: of printers fail before this time?
a. 11.1 hours
"b. 1%)) hours
c. 1%15 hours
d. 11%) hours
e. 11/8 hours
%1). 2he time until first failure of a brand of in,Fet printers is normally distributed
with a mean of 1511 hours and a standard deviation of %11 hours. (rinters are to be
sold with a guarantee. 2he manufacturer of the printers wants only .: of printers to
fail before the guarantee period is up. What number of hours should the guarantee
period be set at so that only .: of printers fail before this time?
a. 11.1 hours
b. 1%)) hours
"c. 1%15 hours
d. 11%) hours
e. 11/8 hours
%15. 2he time until first failure of a brand of in,Fet printers is normally distributed
with a mean of 1511 hours and a standard deviation of %11 hours. (rinters are to be
sold with a guarantee. 2he manufacturer of the printers wants only ': of printers to
fail before the guarantee period is up. What number of hours should the guarantee
period be set at so that only ': of printers fail before this time?
a. 11.1 hours
b. 1%)) hours
c. 1%15 hours
"d. 11%) hours
e. 11/8 hours
%1-. 2he time until first failure of a brand of in,Fet printers is normally distributed
with a mean of 1511 hours and a standard deviation of %11 hours. (rinters are to be
sold with a guarantee. 2he manufacturer of the printers wants only %: of printers to
fail before the guarantee period is up. What number of hours should the guarantee
period be set at so that only %: of printers fail before this time?
a. 11.1 hours
b. 1%)) hours
c. 1%15 hours
d. 11%) hours
"e. 11/8 hours
%1.. 2he starting annual salaries of newly !ualified chartered accountants =C03s> in
Eouth 0frica follow a normal distribution with a mean of P1/1&111 and a standard
deviation of P11&111. What is the minimum annual salary earned by the top 5: of
newly !ualified C03s?
"a. P18-&))8
b. P18%&/1-
c. P181&'-)
d. P18/&/1/
e. P%1'&%-'
%1/. 2he starting annual salaries of newly !ualified chartered accountants =C03s> in
Eouth 0frica follow a normal distribution with a mean of P1/1&111 and a standard
deviation of P11&111. What is the minimum annual salary earned by the top 11: of
newly !ualified C03s?
a. P18-&))8
"b. P18%&/1-
c. P181&'-)
d. P18/&/1/
e. P%1'&%-'
%18. 2he starting annual salaries of newly !ualified chartered accountants =C03s> in
Eouth 0frica follow a normal distribution with a mean of P1/1&111 and a standard
deviation of P11&111. What is the minimum annual salary earned by the top 15: of
newly !ualified C03s?
a. P18-&))8
b. P18%&/1-
"c. P181&'-)
d. P18/&/1/
e. P%1'&%-'
%11. 2he starting annual salaries of newly !ualified chartered accountants =C03s> in
Eouth 0frica follow a normal distribution with a mean of P1/1&111 and a standard
deviation of P11&111. What is the minimum annual salary earned by the top ': of
newly !ualified C03s?
a. P18-&))8
b. P18%&/1-
c. P181&'-)
"d. P18/&/1/
e. P%1'&%-'
%11. 2he starting annual salaries of newly !ualified chartered accountants =C03s> in
Eouth 0frica follow a normal distribution with a mean of P1/1&111 and a standard
deviation of P11&111. What is the minimum annual salary earned by the top 1: of
newly !ualified C03s?
a. P18-&))8
b. P18%&/1-
c. P181&'-)
d. P18/&/1/
"e. P%1'&%-'
%1%. 2he starting annual salaries of newly !ualified chartered accountants =C03s> in
Eouth 0frica follow a normal distribution with a mean of P1/1&111 and a standard
deviation of P11&111. What is the maximum annual salary earned by the 5: of
newly !ualified C03s with the lowest salaries?
"a. P1-'&551
b. P1-.&1/)
c. P1-8&-'-
d. P1-1&18%
e. P15-&.'.
%1'. 2he starting annual salaries of newly !ualified chartered accountants =C03s> in
Eouth 0frica follow a normal distribution with a mean of P1/1&111 and a standard
deviation of P11&111. What is the maximum annual salary earned by the 11: of
newly !ualified C03s with the lowest salaries?
a. P1-'&551
"b. P1-.&1/)
c. P1-8&-'-
d. P1-1&18%
e. P15-&.'.
%1). 2he starting annual salaries of newly !ualified chartered accountants =C03s> in
Eouth 0frica follow a normal distribution with a mean of P1/1&111 and a standard
deviation of P11&111. What is the maximum annual salary earned by the 15: of
newly !ualified C03s with the lowest salaries?
a. P1-'&551
b. P1-.&1/)
"c. P1-8&-'-
d. P1-1&18%
e. P15-&.'.
%15. 2he starting annual salaries of newly !ualified chartered accountants =C03s> in
Eouth 0frica follow a normal distribution with a mean of P1/1&111 and a standard
deviation of P11&111. What is the maximum annual salary earned by the ': of
newly !ualified C03s with the lowest salaries?
a. P1-'&551
b. P1-.&1/)
c. P1-8&-'-
"d. P1-1&18%
e. P15-&.'.
%1-. 2he starting annual salaries of newly !ualified chartered accountants =C03s> in
Eouth 0frica follow a normal distribution with a mean of P1/1&111 and a standard
deviation of P11&111. What is the maximum annual salary earned by the 1: of
newly !ualified C03s with the lowest salaries?
a. P1-'&551
b. P1-.&1/)
c. P1-8&-'-
d. P1-1&18%
"e. P15-&.'.
%1.. 9n a large statistics class the heights of the students are normally distributed with
a mean of 1.%cm and a variance of %5cm
%
. 9f only the shortest 11: of students are to
be selected to perform a specific tas,& what is the cutoff height?
a. 1./.)cm
b. 1%'.5cm
"c. 1-5.-cm
d. 1)5..cm
e. 158.%cm
%1/. 9n a large statistics class the heights of the students are normally distributed with
a mean of 1.%cm and a variance of %5cm
%
. 9f only the tallest 11: of students are to
be selected to perform a specific tas,& what is the cutoff height?
"a. 1./.)cm
b. 1%'.5cm
c. 1-5.-cm
d. 1)5..cm
e. 158.%cm
%18. 0 statistical analysis of longdistance telephone calls indicates that the length of
these calls is normally distributed with a mean of %)1 seconds and a standard
deviation of )1 seconds. What is the length of a particular call =in seconds> if only 1:
of calls are shorter?
"a. 1)-.85
b. 15../5
c. 1.).%1
d. '''.15
e. '15..8
%%1. 0 statistical analysis of longdistance telephone calls indicates that the length of
these calls is normally distributed with a mean of %)1 seconds and a standard
deviation of )1 seconds. What is the length of a particular call =in seconds> if only %:
of calls are shorter?
a. 1)-.85
"b. 15../5
c. 1.).%1
d. '''.15
e. '15..8
%%1. 0 statistical analysis of longdistance telephone calls indicates that the length of
these calls is normally distributed with a mean of %)1 seconds and a standard
deviation of )1 seconds. What is the length of a particular call =in seconds> if only 5:
of calls are shorter?
a. 1)-.85
b. 15../5
"c. 1.).%1
d. '''.15
e. '15..8
%%%. 0 statistical analysis of longdistance telephone calls indicates that the length of
these calls is normally distributed with a mean of %)1 seconds and a standard
deviation of )1 seconds. What is the length of a particular call =in seconds> if only 1:
of calls are longer?
a. 1)-.85
b. 15../5
c. 1.).%1
"d. '''.15
e. '15..8
%%'. 0 statistical analysis of longdistance telephone calls indicates that the length of
these calls is normally distributed with a mean of %)1 seconds and a standard
deviation of )1 seconds. What is the length of a particular call =in seconds> if only 5:
of calls are longer?
a. 1)-.85
b. 15../5
c. 1.).%1
d. '''.15
"e. '15..8
%%). 9f # K 7=D& %5> and p=# T 1%> $ 1.'))-. What is the value of D?
"a. 11.11
b. 5.81
c. 1./1
d. /.15
e. ).-5
%%5. 9f # K 7=D& %5> and p=# T 1%> $ 1.111%. What is the value of D?
a. 11.11
"b. 5.81
c. 1./1
d. /.15
e. ).-5
%%-. 9f # K 7=D& %5> and p=# T 1%> $ 1.1%1.. What is the value of D?
a. 11.11
b. 5.81
"c. 1./1
d. /.15
e. ).-5
%%.. 9f # K 7=D& %5> and p=# T 1%> $ 1.%1)/. What is the value of D?
a. 11.11
b. 5.81
c. 1./1
"d. /.15
e. ).-5
%%/. 9f # K 7=D& %5> and p=# T 1%> $ 1.1.1/. What is the value of D?
a. 11.11
b. 5.81
c. 1./1
d. /.15
"e. ).-5