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# Question 1 6 out of 6 points Exhibit 3-2 A researcher has collected the following sample data.

## The mean of the sample is 5. 3 5 12 3 2

Refer to Exhibit 3-2. The standard deviation is Answer Selected Answer: d. 4.062 Correct Answer: d. 4.062 Question 2 6 out of 6 points Exhibit 3-2 A researcher has collected the following sample data. The mean of the sample is 5. 3 5 12 3 2

Refer to Exhibit 3-2. The coefficient of variation is Answer Selected Answer: c. 81.24% Correct Answer: c.

81.24% Question 3 0 out of 6 points Excel's __________ can be used to construct a frequency distribution for quantitative data. Answer Selected Answer: b. SUM function Correct Answer: c. FREQUENCY function Question 4 6 out of 6 points Excel provides functions for computing the Answer Selected Answer: d. Excel provides functions for all of these. Correct Answer: d. Excel provides functions for all of these. Question 5 6 out of 6 points The fact that the sampling distribution of the sample mean can be approximated by a normal probability distribution whenever the sample size is large is based on the Answer

## a. central limit theorem

Question 6 6 out of 6 points Exhibit 7-1 The following data was collected from a simple random sample from an infinite population 13 15 14 16 12

Refer to Exhibit 7-1. The point estimate of the population mean Answer Selected Answer: d. is 14 Correct Answer: d. is 14 Question 7 0 out of 6 points Exhibit 6-7 f(x) = (1/10) e-x/10 x0

## Refer to Exhibit 6-7. The probability that x is between 3 and 6 is Answer

c. 0.2592

d. 0.1920

Question 8 6 out of 6 points Exhibit 6-4 The starting salaries of individuals with an MBA degree are normally distributed with a mean of \$40,000 and a standard deviation of \$5,000. Refer to Exhibit 6-4. What is the probability that a randomly selected individual with an MBA degree will get a starting salary of at least \$47,500? Answer Selected Answer: c. 0.0668 Correct Answer: c. 0.0668 Question 9 6 out of 6 points Exhibit 6-7 f(x) = (1/10) e-x/10 x0

## Refer to Exhibit 6-7. The probability that x is less than 5 is Answer

b. 0.3935

b. 0.3935

Question 10 6 out of 6 points An important numerical measure of the shape of a distribution is the Answer Selected Answer: a. skewness Correct Answer: a. skewness Question 11 6 out of 6 points Exhibit 3-1 A researcher has collected the following sample data. 5 6 12 7 6 5 8 12 5 4

## Correct Answer: 8 Question 12 0 out of 6 points

a.

When the data are labels or names used to identify an attribute of the elements and the rank of the data is meaningful, the variable has which scale of measurement? Answer Selected Answer: a. nominal Correct Answer: d. ordinal Question 13 6 out of 6 points For a uniform probability density function, the height of the function Answer Selected Answer: a. is the same for each value of x Correct Answer: a. is the same for each value of x Question 14 6 out of 6 points A numerical measure from a sample, such as a sample mean, is known as Answer

d. a statistic

d. a statistic

Question 15 6 out of 6 points Exhibit 2-4 A survey of 400 college seniors resulted in the following crosstabulation regarding their undergraduate major and whether or not they plan to go to graduate school. Undergraduate Major Graduate School Yes No Total Business 35 91 126 Engineering 42 104 146 Others 63 65 128 Total 140 260 400

Refer to Exhibit 2-4. Among the students who plan to go to graduate school, what percentage indicated "Other" majors? Answer Selected Answer: a. 45 Correct Answer: a. 45 Question 16 6 out of 6 points

X is a normally distributed random variable with a mean of 12 and a standard deviation of 3. The probability that x equals 19.62 is Answer Selected Answer: d. 0.000 Correct Answer: d. 0.000 Question 17 6 out of 6 points Statistical studies in which researchers do not control variables of interest are Answer Selected Answer: c. observational studies Correct Answer: c. observational studies Question 18 6 out of 6 points Facts and figures that are collected, analyzed and summarized for presentation and interpretation are Answer Selected Answer: a. data Correct Answer: a.

data Question 19 6 out of 6 points The expected value of the random variable is Answer Selected Answer: m Correct Answer: m Question 20 0 out of 6 points Which of the following is not a characteristic of the normal probability distribution? Answer Selected Answer: a. The mean, median, and the mode are equal Correct Answer: b. The standard deviation must be 1 Question 21 6 out of 6 points In constructing a frequency distribution, as the number of classes are decreased, the class width Answer Selected Answer: a. b. b.

increases Correct Answer: a. increases Question 22 6 out of 6 points The summaries of data, which may be tabular, graphical, or numerical, are referred to as Answer Selected Answer: d. descriptive statistics Correct Answer: d. descriptive statistics Question 23 6 out of 6 points The __________ denotes the number of standard deviations xi is from the mean . Answer Selected Answer: d. z-score Correct Answer: d. z-score Question 24 6 out of 6 points A statistics professor asked students in a class their ages. On the basis of this information, the professor states that the average age of all the students in the university is 21 years. This is an

example of Answer Selected Answer: c. statistical inference Correct Answer: c. statistical inference Question 25 6 out of 6 points Random samples of size 100 are taken from an infinite population whose population proportion is 0.2. The mean and standard deviation of the distribution of sample proportions are Answer Selected Answer: a. 0.2 and .04 Correct Answer: a. 0.2 and .04 Question 26 6 out of 6 points Exhibit 3-2 A researcher has collected the following sample data. The mean of the sample is 5. 3 5 12 3 2

## Refer to Exhibit 3-2. The variance is Answer

d. 16.5

d. 16.5

Question 27 6 out of 6 points Exhibit 6-4 The starting salaries of individuals with an MBA degree are normally distributed with a mean of \$40,000 and a standard deviation of \$5,000. Refer to Exhibit 6-4. What is the random variable in this experiment? Answer Selected Answer: a. the starting salaries Correct Answer: a. the starting salaries Question 28 6 out of 6 points Exhibit 6-7 f(x) = (1/10) e-x/10 x0

## Refer to Exhibit 6-7. The mean of x is Answer Selected Answer: b.

10 Correct Answer: b. 10 Question 29 6 out of 6 points The standard deviation of all possible values is called the Answer Selected Answer: b. standard error of the mean Correct Answer: b. standard error of the mean Question 30 0 out of 6 points A tabular summary of a set of data showing the fraction of the total number of items in several nonoverlapping classes is a Answer Selected Answer: a. frequency distribution. Correct Answer: c. relative frequency distribution. Question 31 6 out of 6 points In a cumulative frequency distribution, the last class will always have a cumulative frequency

population based upon information contained in the sample Correct Answer: c. population based upon information contained in the sample Question 34 6 out of 6 points Excel's NORMDIST function can be used to compute Answer Selected Answer: d. cumulative probabilities for a normally distributed x value Correct Answer: d. cumulative probabilities for a normally distributed x value Question 35 0 out of 6 points A graphical presentation of the relationship between two quantitative variables is Answer Selected Answer: c. either a pie chart or a histogram, depending on the type of data Correct Answer: b. a scatter diagram Question 36 6 out of 6 points Exhibit 7-1

The following data was collected from a simple random sample from an infinite population 13 15 14 16 12

Refer to Exhibit 7-1. The point estimate of the population standard deviation is Answer Selected Answer: b. 1.581 Correct Answer: b. 1.581 Question 37 0 out of 6 points Ordinary arithmetic operations are meaningful Answer Selected Answer: b. either with quantitative or qualitative data Correct Answer: c. only with quantitative data Question 38 6 out of 6 points A standard normal distribution is a normal distribution with Answer Selected Answer: d.

a mean of 0 and a standard deviation of 1 Correct Answer: d. a mean of 0 and a standard deviation of 1 Question 39 6 out of 6 points Exhibit 7-5 Random samples of size 17 are taken from a population that has 200 elements, a mean of 36, and a standard deviation of 8. Refer to Exhibit 7-5. The mean and the standard deviation of the sampling distribution of the sample means are Answer Selected Answer: b. 36 and 1.86 Correct Answer: b. 36 and 1.86 Question 40 6 out of 6 points A graphical device for depicting qualitative data that have been summarized in a frequency distribution, relative frequency distribution, or percent frequency distribution is a(n) Answer Selected Answer: d. bar graph Correct Answer: d. bar graph

Question 41 6 out of 6 points Exhibit 6-4 The starting salaries of individuals with an MBA degree are normally distributed with a mean of \$40,000 and a standard deviation of \$5,000. Refer to Exhibit 6-4. What is the probability that a randomly selected individual with an MBA degree will get a starting salary of at least \$30,000? Answer Selected Answer: b. 0.9772 Correct Answer: b. 0.9772 Question 42 6 out of 6 points Exhibit 6-4 The starting salaries of individuals with an MBA degree are normally distributed with a mean of \$40,000 and a standard deviation of \$5,000. Refer to Exhibit 6-4. What percentage of MBA's will have starting salaries of \$34,000 to \$46,000? Answer Selected Answer: a. 76.98% Correct Answer: a. 76.98% Question 43

6 out of 6 points The 50th percentile is the Answer Selected Answer: a. median Correct Answer: a. median Question 44 6 out of 6 points Exhibit 2-4 A survey of 400 college seniors resulted in the following crosstabulation regarding their undergraduate major and whether or not they plan to go to graduate school. Undergraduate Major Graduate School Yes No Total Business 35 91 126 Engineering 42 104 146 Others 63 65 128 Total 140 260 400

Refer to Exhibit 2-4. Of those students who are majoring in business, what percentage plans to go to graduate school? Answer Selected Answer: b. 27.78 Correct Answer: b.

27.78 Question 45 6 out of 6 points Exhibit 3-1 A researcher has collected the following sample data. 5 6 12 7 6 5 8 12 5 4

Refer to Exhibit 3-1. The median is Answer Selected Answer: 6 Correct Answer: 6 Question 46 0 out of 6 points For a continuous random variable x, the probability density function f(x) represents Answer Selected Answer: c. Both the probability at a given value of x and the area under the curve at x are correct answers. a. the height of the function at x c. c.