True or False. Justify for full credit. (25 pts)
 If the variance from a data set is zero, then all the observations in this data set must be identical.
(b) P(A AND A^{c} ) 1, where A^{c} is the complement of A.
 The mean is always equal to the median for a normal distribution.
 A 99% confidence interval is wider than a 95% confidence interval of the same parameter.
 It is easier to reject the null hypothesis if we use a smaller significance level ?.
Refer to the following frequency distribution for Questions 2, 3, 4, and 5. Show all work. Just the answer, without supporting work, will receive no credit.
A
random sample of 25 customers was chosen in UMUC MiniMart between 3:00
and 4:00 PM on a Friday afternoon. The frequency distribution below
shows the distribution for checkout time (in minutes).
Checkout Time (in minutes)

Frequency

Relative Frequency
















1.0 – 1.9

4





2.0 – 2.9


0.4




3.0 – 3.9






4.0 – 4.9

5











Total

25










2.

Complete the frequency table with frequency and relative frequency.

(5 pts)

3.

What percentage of the checkout times was at least 3 minutes?

(5 pts)

4.

In what class interval must the median lie? Explain your answer.

(5 pts)

 Assume
that the largest observation in this dataset is 4.8. Suppose this
observation were incorrectly recorded as 8.4 instead of 4.8. Will the
mean increase, decrease, or remainthe same? Will the median increase,
decrease or remain the same? Why? (5 pts)
Refer to the following information for Questions 6, 7, and 8. Show all work. Just the answer, without supporting work, will receive no credit.
A 6faced die is rolled two times. Let A be the event that the outcome of the first roll is an even number, and B be the event that the outcome of second roll is greater than 4.
6. How many outcomes are there in the sample space? (5 pts)
 What is the probability that the outcome of the second roll is greater than 4, given that the
first roll is an even number? (10 pts)
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8.

Are A and B independent? Why or why not?

(5 pts)




Refer to the following situation for Questions 9, 10, and 11.
The fivenumber summary below shows the grade distribution of two STAT 200 quizzes.

Minimum

Q1

Median

Q3

Maximum







Quiz 1

12

40

60

95

100

Quiz 2

20

35

50

90

100

For
each question, give your answer as one of the following: (a) Quiz 1;
(b) Quiz 2; (c) Both quizzes have the same value requested; (d) It is
impossible to tell using only the given information. Then explainyour answer in eachcase.(5 pts each)
 Which quiz has less interquartile range in grade distribution?
 Which quiz has the greater percentage of students with grades 90 and over?
 Which quiz has a greater percentage of students with grades less than 60?
Refer to the following information for Questions 12 and 13. Show all work. Just the answer, without supporting work, will receive no credit.
There
are 1000 juniors in a college. Among the 1000 juniors, 200 students are
in the STAT200 roster, and 100 students are in the PSYC300 roster.
There are 80 students taking both courses.
 What is the probability that a randomly selected junior is taking at least one of these two courses? (10 pts)
 What is the probability that a randomly selected junior is taking PSYC300, given that he/she is taking STAT200? (10 pts)
 UMUC
Stat Club is selecting three officers for the school year – a
president, a vice president and a treasurer. There are 10 qualified
candidates. How many different ways can the officers be selected? Show all work. Just the answer, without supporting work, will receive no credit.(5 pts)
15.
Imagine you are in a game show. There are 6 prizes hidden on a game
board with 10 spaces. One prize is worth $100, another is worth $20, and
four are worth $5.You have to pay $20 to the host if your choice is not
correct. Let the random variable x be the winning. Show all work. Just the answer, without supporting work, will receive no credit.
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(a)

What is your expected winning in this game?


(5 pts)

(b)

Determine the standard deviation of x. (Round the answer to two decimal places)

(10 pts)





16.Mimi
just started her tennis class three weeks ago. On average, she is able
to return 30% of her opponent’s serves. Assume her opponent serves 10
times. Show all work. Just the answer, without supporting work, will receive no credit.
 Let X be the number of returns that Mimi gets. As we know, the distribution of X is a binomial

probability distribution. What is the number of trials (n), probability of successes (p) and



probability of failures (q), respectively?

(5 pts)

(b)

Find the probability that that she returns at least 1 of the 10 serves from her opponent.

(10 pts)

(c)

How many serves can she expect to return?

(5 pts)

Refer to the following information for Questions 17, 18, and 19. Show all work. Just the answer, without supporting work, will receive no credit.
The heights of pecan trees are normally distributed with a mean of 10 feet and a standard deviation of 2 feet.
 What is the probability that a randomly selected pecan tree is between 10 and 12 feet tall? (10 pts)
18. Find the 3^{rd} quartile of the pecan tree height distribution. (5 pts)
 If a random sample of 100 pecan trees is selected, what is the standard deviation of the samplemean? (5 pts)
20.A
random sample of 225 SAT scores has a sample mean of 1500. Assume that
SAT scores have a population standard deviation of 300. Construct a 95%
confidence interval estimate of the mean SAT scores. Show all work. Just the answer, without supporting work, will receive
no credit.

(10 pts)






21.

Consider the hypothesis test given by




H0 : p

0.5




H1 : p

0.5





ˆ

0.53 .



In a random sample of 225 subjects, the sample proportion is found to bep


 Determine the test statistic. Show all work; writing the correct test statistic, without supporting work, will receive no credit.
 Determine the pvalue for this test. Show all work; writing the correct Pvalue, without supporting work, will receive no credit.
(c) Is there sufficient evidence to justify the rejection of H0 at the 0.01 level?Explain. (15 pts)
 Consumption
of a large amount of alcohol is known to increase reaction time. To
investigate the effects of small amounts of alcohol, reaction time was
recorded for five individuals before and after 2 ounces of alcohol was
consumed by each. Does the data below suggest that the consumption of 2
ounces of alcohol increases mean reaction time?

Reaction Time (seconds)

Subject

Before

After

1

6

7

2

8

8

3

4

6

4

7

10

5

9

10




Assume we want to use a 0.10 significance level to test the claim.
 Identify the null hypothesis and the alternative hypothesis.
 Determine the test statistic. Show all work; writing the correct test statistic, without supporting work, will receive no credit.
 Determine the pvalue. Show all work; writing the correct critical value, without supporting work, will receive no credit.
 Is
there sufficient evidence to support the claim that the consumption of 2
ounces of alcohol increases mean reaction time? Justify your
conclusion.(20 pts)
23.A STAT 230
instructor is interested in whether there is any variation in the final
exam grades between her two classes Data collected from the two classes
are as follows:
Her null hypothesis and alternative hypothesis are:
 Determine the test statistic. Show all work; writing the correct test statistic, without supporting work, will receive no credit.
 Determine the pvalue for this test. Show all work; writing the correct Pvalue, without supporting work, will receive no credit.
(c) Is there sufficient evidence to justify the rejection of H0 at the

0.01 level?

Explain.

(10 pts)



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24.

A random sample of 4 professional athletes produced the following data where x is the

number of endorsements the player has and y is the amount of money made (in millions of

dollars).






















x

0

1


3


5





y

1

2


3


8



 Find an equation of the least squares regression line. Show all work; writing the correct
equation, without supporting work, will receive no credit. (15 pts)
 Based on the equation from part (a), what is the predicted value of y if x = 4? Show all work and justify your answer. (5 pts)
 The
UMUC Daily News reported that the color distribution for plain
M&M’s was: 40% brown, 20% yellow, 20% orange, 10% green, and 10% tan. Each piece of candy in a random sample of 100 plain M&M’s was classified according to color,
and the results are listed below. Use a 0.05 significance level to test
the claim that the published color distribution is correct. Show all work and justify your answer.
Color

Brown

Yellow

Orange

Green

Tan

Number

42

21

12

7

18

 Identify the null hypothesis and the alternative hypothesis.
 Determine the test statistic. Show all work; writing the correct test statistic, without supporting work, will receive no credit.
 Determine the pvalue. Show all work; writing the correct critical value, without supporting work, will receive no credit.
 Is there sufficient evidence to support the claim that the published color distribution is correct? Justify your answer.(15 pts)