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Subject: Statistics
Topic: General Statistics
Due on: 01/31/2014
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Accepted characters: numbers, decimal point markers (period or comma), sign indicators (-), spaces (e.g., as thousands separator, 5 000), "E" or "e" (used in scientific notation). NOTE: For scientific notation, a period MUST be used as the decimal point marker.

Complex numbers should be in the form (a + bi) where "a" and "b" need to have explicitly stated values.

For example: {1+1i} is valid whereas {1+i} is not. {0+9i} is valid whereas {9i} is not.

The personnel department of a large corporation wants to estimate the family dental expenses of its employees to determine the feasibility of providing a dental insurance plan. A random sample of 12 employees reveals the following family dental expenses (in dollars): 115, 370, 250, 593, 540, 225, 177, 425, 318, 182, 275, and 228.

Construct a 99% confidence interval estimate for the standard deviation of family dental expenses for all employees of this corporation.

Place your LOWER limit, in dollars rounded to 1 decimal place, in the first blank. Do not use a dollar sign, a comma, or any other stray mark. For example, 98.4 would be a legitimate entry. Correct175.5

Place your UPPER limit, in dollars rounded to 1 decimal place, in the second blank. Do not use a dollar sign, a comma, or any other stray mark. For example, 567.8 would be a legitimate entry. Correct440.8

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Question 2 of 20

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Accepted characters: numbers, decimal point markers (period or comma), sign indicators (-), spaces (e.g., as thousands separator, 5 000), "E" or "e" (used in scientific notation). NOTE: For scientific notation, a period MUST be used as the decimal point marker.

Complex numbers should be in the form (a + bi) where "a" and "b" need to have explicitly stated values.

For example: {1+1i} is valid whereas {1+i} is not. {0+9i} is valid whereas {9i} is not.

Senior management of a consulting services firm is concerned about a growing decline in the firm’s weekly number of billable hours. The firm expects each professional employee to spend at least 40 hours per week on work. In an effort to understand this problem better, management would like to estimate the standard deviation of the number of hours their employees spend on work-related activities in a typical week. Rather than reviewing the records of all the firm’s full-time employees, the management randomly selected a sample of size 51 from the available frame. The sample mean and sample standard deviations were 48.5 and 7.5 hours, respectively.

Construct a 90% confidence interval for the standard deviation of the number of hours this firm’s employees spend on work-related activities in a typical week.

Place your LOWER limit, in hours, rounded to 1 decimal place, in the first blank. For example, 6.7 would be a legitimate entry. Correct46.8

Place your UPPER limit, in hours, rounded to 1 decimal place, in the second blank. For example, 12.3 would be a legitimate entry. Correct50.2

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Question 3 of 20

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Accepted characters: numbers, decimal point markers (period or comma), sign indicators (-), spaces (e.g., as thousands separator, 5 000), "E" or "e" (used in scientific notation). NOTE: For scientific notation, a period MUST be used as the decimal point marker.

Complex numbers should be in the form (a + bi) where "a" and "b" need to have explicitly stated values.

For example: {1+1i} is valid whereas {1+i} is not. {0+9i} is valid whereas {9i} is not.

The manufacturer of a new compact car claims the miles per gallon (mpg) for the gasoline consumption is mound-shaped and symmetric with a mean of 25.9 mpg and a standard deviation of 9.5 mpg. If 30 such cars are tested, what is the probability the average mpg achieved by these 30 cars will be greater than 28?

Answer: Correct.1037 Round your answer to 4 decimal places as necessary. For example, 0.1357 would be a legitimate entry.

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Feedback: This is a sampling distribution problem with ? = 25.9. ? = 9.5, and sample size n = 30.

f[z=frac{28-25.9}{9.5/sqrt{30}} = 1.210755f]

P(z > 1.210755) = 1 – NORMSDIST(1.210755) = 0.1130

Or you can compute the probability without having to compute z first:

P(x-bar > 28) = 1 – NORMDIST(28, 25.9, 9.5/SQRT(30), TRUE) = 0.1130

Question 4 of 20

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Accepted characters: numbers, decimal point markers (period or comma), sign indicators (-), spaces (e.g., as thousands separator, 5 000), "E" or "e" (used in scientific notation). NOTE: For scientific notation, a period MUST be used as the decimal point marker.

Complex numbers should be in the form (a + bi) where "a" and "b" need to have explicitly stated values.

For example: {1+1i} is valid whereas {1+i} is not. {0+9i} is valid whereas {9i} is not.

You are told that a random sample of 150 people from Iowa has been given cholesterol tests, and 60 of these people had levels over the “safe” count of 200. Construct a 95% confidence interval for the population proportion of people in Iowa with cholesterol levels over 200. Place your LOWER limit, rounded to 3 decimal places, in the first blank Correct.322 . For example, .678 would be a legitimate entry. Place your UPPER limit, rounded to 3 decimal places, in the second blank Correct.478 . For example, .789 would be a legitimate entry.

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Question 5 of 20

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Accepted characters: numbers, decimal point markers (period or comma), sign indicators (-), spaces (e.g., as thousands separator, 5 000), "E" or "e" (used in scientific notation). NOTE: For scientific notation, a period MUST be used as the decimal point marker.

Complex numbers should be in the form (a + bi) where "a" and "b" need to have explicitly stated values.

For example: {1+1i} is valid whereas {1+i} is not. {0+9i} is valid whereas {9i} is not.

Senior management of a consulting services firm is concerned about a growing decline in the firm’s weekly number of billable hours. The firm expects each professional employee to spend at least 40 hours per week on work. In an effort to understand this problem better, management would like to estimate the standard deviation of the number of hours their employees spend on work-related activities in a typical week. Rather than reviewing the records of all the firm’s full-time employees, the management randomly selected a sample of size 51 from the available frame. The sample mean and sample standard deviations were 48.5 and 7.5 hours, respectively.

Construct a 95% confidence interval for the standard deviation of the number of hours this firm’s employees spend on work-related activities in a typical week.

Place your LOWER limit, in hours, rounded to 1 decimal place, in the first blank. For example, 6.7 would be a legitimate entry. Correct6.3

Place your UPPER limit, in hours, rounded to 1 decimal place, in the second blank. For example, 12.3 would be a legitimate entry. Correct9.3

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Question 6 of 20

1.0/ 1.0 Points

Accepted characters: numbers, decimal point markers (period or comma), sign indicators (-), spaces (e.g., as thousands separator, 5 000), "E" or "e" (used in scientific notation). NOTE: For scientific notation, a period MUST be used as the decimal point marker.

Complex numbers should be in the form (a + bi) where "a" and "b" need to have explicitly stated values.

For example: {1+1i} is valid whereas {1+i} is not. {0+9i} is valid whereas {9i} is not.

A marketing research consultant hired by Coca-Cola is interested in determining the proportion of customers who favor Coke over other soft drinks. A random sample of 400 consumers was selected from the market under investigation and showed that 53% favored Coca-Cola over other brands.

Compute a 95% confidence interval for the true proportion of people who favor Coke. Place your LOWER limit, rounded to 3 decimal places, in the first blank Correct.481 . For example, .345 would be a legitimate entry. Place your UPPER limit in the second blank Correct.579 . For example, .456 would be a legitimate entry.

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Question 7 of 20

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Accepted characters: numbers, decimal point markers (period or comma), sign indicators (-), spaces (e.g., as thousands separator, 5 000), "E" or "e" (used in scientific notation). NOTE: For scientific notation, a period MUST be used as the decimal point marker.

Complex numbers should be in the form (a + bi) where "a" and "b" need to have explicitly stated values.

For example: {1+1i} is valid whereas {1+i} is not. {0+9i} is valid whereas {9i} is not.

The personnel department of a large corporation wants to estimate the family dental expenses of its employees to determine the feasibility of providing a dental insurance plan. A random sample of 12 employees reveals the following family dental expenses (in dollars): 115, 370, 250, 593, 540, 225, 177, 425, 318, 182, 275, and 228.

Construct a 90% confidence interval estimate for the standard deviation of family dental expenses for all employees of this corporation.

Place your LOWER limit, in dollars rounded to 1 decimal place, in the first blank. Do not use a dollar sign, a comma, or any other stray mark. For example, 123.4 would be a legitimate entry. Correct231.5

Place your UPPER limit, in dollars rounded to 1 decimal place, in the second blank. Do not use a dollar sign, a comma, or any other stray mark. For example, 567.8 would be a legitimate entry. Correct384.9

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Question 8 of 20

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In constructing a confidence interval estimate for a population mean, when we replace f$sigma f$ with the sample standard deviation (s), we introduce a new source of variability and the sampling distribution we use is:

A.F- distribution

B.the normal distribution

C.chi-square distribution

Correct D.t -distribution

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Question 9 of 20

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A food snack manufacturer samples 15 bags of pretzels off the assembly line and weighed their contents. If the sample mean is 10.0 and the sample standard deviation is 0.15, find the 95% confidence interval estimate for the true mean.

A.(9.96, 10.04)

B.(9.68, 10.32)

C.(9.97, 10.80)

Correct D.(9.92, 10.08)

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Question 10 of 20

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In a study of elephants a researcher wishes to determine the average weight of a certain subspecies of elephants. From previous studies, the standard deviation of the weights of elephants in this subspecies is known to be 1500 pounds. How many elephants does the researcher need to weigh so that he can be 80% confident that the average weight of elephants in his sample is within 350 pounds of the true average weight for this subspecies?

A.50

B.39

C.166

Correct

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Question 11 of 20

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If you increase the confidence level, the confidence interval ____________.

A.stays the same

B.decreases

C.increases

Incorrect D.may increase or decrease, depending on the sample data

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Question 12 of 20

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The average gas mileage of a certain model car is 26 miles per gallon. If the gas mileages are normally distributed with a standard deviation of 1.3, find the probability that a randomly selected car of this model has a gas mileage between 25.8 and 26.3 miles per gallon.

Correct A.0.15

B.0.85

C.0.70

D.0.30

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Question 13 of 20

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At a large department store, the average number of years of employment for a cashier is 5.7 with a standard deviation of 1.8 years. If the number of years of employment at this department store is normally distributed, what is the probability that a cashier selected at random has worked at the store for over 10 years?

A.0.4916

B.0.9916

Correct C.0.0084

D.0.0054

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Question 14 of 20

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In order to be accepted into a top university, applicants must score within the top 5% on the SAT exam. Given that SAT test scores are normally distributed with a mean of 1000 and a standard deviation of 200, what is the lowest possible score a student needs to qualify for acceptance into the university?

Correct A.1330

B.1400

C.1250

D.1100

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Question 15 of 20

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From a sample of 500 items, 30 were found to be defective. The point estimate of the population proportion defective will be:

A.30

B.0.60

C.16.667

Correct D..06

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Question 16 of 20

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The upper limit of the 90% confidence interval for the population proportion p, given that n = 100; and f$hat{p}f$ = 0.20 is

A.0.4684

Correct B.0.2658

C.0.5316

D.0.7342

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Question 17 of 20

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Which of the following will make a confidence interval narrower and more precise?

A.Larger sample size and higher confidence level

B.Smaller sample size and lower confidence level

Correct C.Larger sample size and lower confidence level

D.Smaller sample size and higher confidence level

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Question 18 of 20

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The t- distribution for developing a confidence interval for a mean has _____ degrees of freedom.

A.n - 2

B.n + 1

Correct C.n - 1

D.n

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Question 19 of 20

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The lower limit of the 95% confidence interval for the population proportion p, given that n = 300; and f$hat{p}f$ = 0.10 is 0.1339.

Correct

True

False

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Question 20 of 20

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The upper limit of the 90% confidence interval for the population proportion p, given that n = 100; and f$hat{p}f$ = 0.20 is 0.2341.

Correct

True

False

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