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# Chapter 1 Overview and Descriptive Statistics

1. Just as x represents the average value of the observations in a sample, the average of all values in the population is represented by the Greek letter __________ .

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The median of the data set 8, 20, 18, 8, 9, 16, 10, and 12 is __________.

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If a sample of 100 computer owners reveals that 32 owned their computer at least 3 years, then we might use __________ as a point estimate of the proportion of all owners who have owned their computer at least 3 years.

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The simplest measure of __________ in a sample is the __________, which is the difference between the largest and smallest sample values. Sum of the deviations from the mean; namely

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( x x ), is always __________.
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The __________ __________ is always the positive square root of the variance.

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The sample variance of the data set 5,5,5,5, and 5 is __________. For a sample of size 4, if x1 x 10, x2 x 8, and x3 x 6, then the sample variance is equal to __________. If sx 16 and yi 3 xi for all i 1, 2,...., n, then the sample variance of the ys is
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CHAPTER ONE

## Applied and Computational Questions

1. Temperature transducers of a certain type are shipped in batches of 50. A sample of 60 batches was selected, and the number of transducers in each batch not conforming to design specifications was determined, resulting in the following data: 0 2 5 a. b. 4 1 0 2 2 2 1 4 3 3 0 2 1 1 1 1 3 4 1 2 3 2 2 8 4 5 1 3 1 3 2 0 5 3 3 1 3 2 4 7 0 2 3 0 6 4 2 1 6 0 3 3 3 6 1 2 3

Determine frequencies and relative frequencies for the observed values of x = number of nonconforming transducers in a batch. What proportion of batches in the sample has at most four nonconforming transducers? What proportion has fewer than four? What proportion has at least four nonconforming units?

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The cumulative frequency and cumulative relative frequency for a particular class interval are the sum of frequencies and relative frequencies, respectively, for that interval and all intervals lying below it. Compute the cumulative frequencies and cumulative relative frequencies for the following data: 75 89 81 85 89 81 95 98 80 81 84 84 93 71 81 68 64 74 80 90 67 82 70 82 72 85 69 69 70 63 66 72 66 72 60 87 85 81 83 88

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Consider the following observations on shear strength of a joint bonded in a particular manner: 30.0 a. b. c. 4.4 33.1 66.7 81.5 22.2 40.4 16.4 73.7 36.6 109.9

Determine the value of the sample mean. Determine the value of the sample median. Why is it so different from the mean? Calculate a trimmed mean by deleting the smallest and largest observations. What is the corresponding trimming percentage? How does the value of this xtr compare to the mean and median?

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A sample of 26 offshore oil workers took part in a simulated escape exercise, resulting in the accompanying data on time (sec) to complete the escape: 373 356 392 a. b. c. 370 359 369 364 363 374 366 375 359 364 424 356 325 325 403 339 394 334 393 402 397

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Construct a stem-and-leaf display of the data. How does it suggest that the sample mean and median will compare? Calculate the values of the sample mean and median. By how much could the largest time, currently 424, be increased without affecting the value of the sample median? By how much could this value be decreased without affecting the value of the sample mean? What are the values of x and x when the observations are re-expressed in minutes?

## Overview and Descriptive Statistics

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Calculate and interpret the values of the sample mean and sample standard deviation for the following observations on fracture strength. 128 131 142 168 87 93 105 114 96 98

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Consider the following data on bearing load-life (million revs.) for bearings of a certain type when subjected to a 9.56 kN load appeared: 14.5 a. b. 66.3 69.3 25.6 52.4 69.8 73.1

Calculate the values of the sample mean and median. What do their values relative to one another tell you about the sample? Compute the values of the sample variance and standard deviation.

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A sample of 20 glass bottles of a particular type was selected, and the internal pressure strength of each bottle was determined. Consider the following partial sample information: Median = 202.2 lower fourth = 196.0 Upper fourth = 216.8 Three smallest observations Three largest observations 125.8 221.3 188.1 230.5 193.7 250.2