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Assignment 3

Probability Distribution
Marks: 5

Guidelines:
1. The assignment MUST be submitted in PEN and PAPER
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4. Please make sure that each member of the group has
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solution
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5. Please submit your original work. Copying cases will
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6. The deadline for submission is 19 th August 2015
before 5:00PM
7. Please do not hesitate to approach me with your
doubts.

Assignment Questions:

1. Apsychologistdeterminedthatthenumberofsessionsrequiredtoobtainthetrustofanew
patientis1,2,or3.Letxbearandom variableindicatingthenumberofsessionsrequired to
gain the patients trust.The following probability function has been proposed.
x
6
f(x) =

forx = 1,2,or3

a. Whatistheprobabilitythatittakesexactly2sessionstogainthepatientstrust?
b. What is the probability that it takes at least 2 sessions to gain the patients
trust?
2. Nine percent of undergraduate students carry credit card balances greater than
$7,000. Suppose 10 undergraduate students are selected randomly to be
interviewed about credit card usage.
a. What is the probability that two of the students will have a balance of $7,000
or less?
b. What is the probability that none will have a balance of $7,000 or less?
c. What is the probability that at least three will have a balance greater than
$7,000?
3. The following table gives the number of days in a 50-day period during which
automobile accidents occurred in a city. Fit Construct a Poisson distribution using
this data

No. of accidents

No. of days

0
1
2
3
4

21
18
7
3
1

4. Find the probability that at most 5 defective bolts will be found in a box of 200
bolts if it is known that 2 percent of such bolts are expected to be defective.
5. A cigar company wants to promote the sales of its cigar brand with a special
advertising campaign. Forty out of every thousand cigars are rolled up in gold foil
and randomly mixed with the regular cigars. The company offers to trade a new
pack of cigars for each gold cigar a smoker finds in a pack. What is the probability that
buyers will find 0,1,2,3,4.10 gold cigars is a single pack of 10?
6. The income of a group of 10,000 persons was found to be normally distributed with
mean = Rs. 750 per month and standard deviation = Rs. 50. What was the lowest
income among the richest 100?
7. In an intelligence test administered to 1000 students, the average score was 42 and
standard deviation was 24. Find the number of students exceeding a score of 50. Also,
find the value of the score exceeded by the top 100 students.