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NAME_______________________________ STUDENT NUMBER______________


STA220 L0101 University of Toronto Mississauga November 10,2010
TERM TEST II
AIDS PERMITTED: Calculators, one 8.5 by 11" aid sheet Duration: 50 minutes
Statistical tables will be provided. The marks on this test add up to 40
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(10 Marks)
I. If the statement is true under all conditions circle T otherwise circle F.
A. If the mean of a Poisson distribution is 3 then its variance is also 3. T F
B. For a 99% Confidence Interval the confidence coefficient is 0.99. T F
C. A point estimator is usually a parameter. T F
D. The exponential random variable is discrete. T F
E. If we increase the sample size n then sampling error increases. T F
F. s is a biased estimator of F. T F
G. The t-distribution with 9 degrees of freedom has a smaller variance
than the standard normal distribution. T F
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H. In the standard normal distribution if P(z > z ) = 0.5 then z = 0. T F
I. A small variance is not a desirable property of an estimator. T F
J. A small width is a good feature in a Confidence Interval. T F
(10 marks)
II. The following is a partial MINITAB output for a random sample of test scores. The test
scores come from a normal distribution.
Descriptive Statistics
Variable N Mean Median StDev SE Mean
scores 25 69.12 68.00 14.40 2.88

USE THE OUTPUT TO ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:
A. Give the correct statistical symbol for the following numbers.
69.12 = 14.4 = 2.88 =
B. The point estimate for : is
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C. Give a 99% confidence interval for :
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D. If the population standard deviation is 15 give a 95% confidence interval for :
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(10 marks)
III. In a high school fitness class for boys the times for the mile run are normally distributed
with a mean of 450 seconds and a standard deviation of 40 seconds.
A. What proportion of the boys have times between 400 and 480 seconds?
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B. Find the 40th percentile.
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C. Boys who can run the mile in less than 350 seconds will be chosen for the school
track and field team. What is the probability that in a random sample of 50 boys
from the school less than 10 get chosen for the team?
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(10 marks)
IV. A. 60% of the people in a large city favour amalgamation with its suburbs.
i. If 10 people are randomly selected in the city what is the probability that at
least 9 of them are in favour of amalgamation?
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ii. In a random sample of 10 what is the average number that are in favour of
amalgamation?
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B. The following is a partial MINITAB output of the cumulative probability of the
binomial random variable x with n = 30 and p = 0.65
Cumulative Distribution Function
Binomial with n = 30 and p = 0.65
x P(X<=x)
12 0.00450
13 0.01236
14 0.03008
15 0.06519
16 0.12631
17 0.21979
18 0.34518
19 0.49224
20 0.64246
21 0.77530
22 0.87623
23 0.94143
24 0.97674
Leave your answer with 5 decimal places and show all your work.
i. Find P(x # 18)
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ii. Find P(x $ 20)
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iii. Find P(x = 22)
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C. A random sample of 900 observations is selected from a population with mean
equal to 100 and standard deviation equal to 30.
i. What are the largest and smallest values of 0 that you would expect to
see?
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ii. What is the probability that 0 is less than 102?
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