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STAT 200: Introduction to Statistics Final Examination, Summer 2016
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STAT 200: Introduction to Statistics

Final Examination, Summer 2016 OL1

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STAT 200
OL1/US1 Sections
Final Exam
Summer 2016
The final exam will be posted at 12:01 am on July 8, and it is due
at 11:59 pm on July 10, 2016. Eastern Time is our reference time.

This is an open-book exam. You may refer to your text and other course materials
as you work on the exam, and you may use a calculator. You must complete the
exam individually. Neither collaboration nor consultation with others is allowed.
It is a violation of the UMUC Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism policy to use
unauthorized materials or work from others.
Show all of your supporting work and reasoning. Answers that come straight
from calculators, programs or software packages without any explanation will not
be accepted. If you need to use technology (for example, Excel, online or handheld calculators, statistical packages) to aid in your calculation, you must cite the
sources and explain how you get the results.
This exam has 200 total points; 10 points for each question.
You must include the Honor Pledge on the title page of your submitted final exam.
Exams submitted without the Honor Pledge will not be accepted.

STAT 200: Introduction to Statistics

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True or False. Justify for full credit.
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)

If P(A) = 0.4, P(B) = 0.5, and A and B are independent, then P(A AND B) = 0.9.
If the variance of a data set is 0, then all the observations in this data set must be zero.
The mean is always equal to the median for a normal distribution.
A 95% confidence interval is wider than a 90% confidence interval of the same parameter.
In a two-tailed test, the value of the test statistic is 2. The test statistic follows a
distribution with the distribution curve shown below. If we know the shaded area is 0.03,
then we have sufficient evidence to reject the null hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance.

2.

Choose the best answer. Justify for full credit.

(a)

Among the Senators in the current Congress, 54% are Republicans. The value 54% is a
(i)
statistic
(ii)
parameter
(iii)
cannot be determined

(b)

The hotel ratings are usually on a scale from 0 star to 5 stars. The level of this measurement is
(i)
interval
(ii)
nominal
(iii)
ordinal
(iv)
ratio

(c)

In a career readiness research, 100 students were randomly selected from the psychology
program, 150 students were randomly selected from the communications program, and 120
students were randomly selected from cyber security program. This type of sampling is called:
(i)
(ii)
(iii)
(iv)

cluster
convenience
systematic
stratified

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3.

Choose the best answer. Justify for full credit.

(a)

A study of 10 different weight loss programs involved 500 subjects. Each of the 10 programs
had 50 subjects in it. The subjects were followed for 12 months. Weight change for each
subject was recorded. You want to test the claim that the mean weight loss is the same for the
10 programs. What statistical approach should be used?
(i)
t-test
(ii)
linear regression
(iii)
ANOVA
(iv)
confidence interval

(b)

A STAT 200 instructor teaches two classes. She wants to test if the variances of the score
distribution for the two classes are different. What type of hypothesis test should she use?
(i)
t-test for two independent samples
(ii)
t-test for matched samples
(iii)
z-test for two samples
(iv)
F- test

4.

The frequency distribution below shows the distribution for IQ scores for a random sample of

IQ Scores

Frequency Relative Frequency

50 - 69

24

70 - 89

228

90 -109

493
0.23

110 - 129

(a)
(b)
(c)

130 - 149

25

Total

1000

Complete the frequency table with frequency and relative frequency. Express the relative
frequency to three decimal places.
What percentage of the adults in this sample has an IQ score of at least 110?
Does this distribution have positive skew or negative skew? Why or why not?

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The five-number summary below shows the grade distribution of two STAT 200 quizzes for a
sample of 500 students.

Quiz 1
Quiz 2

Minimum

Q1

Median

Q3

Maximum

15
20

35
35

55
50

85
90

100
100

For each question, give your answer as one of the following: (i) Quiz 1; (ii) Quiz 2; (iii) Both quizzes
have the same value requested; (iv) It is impossible to tell using only the given information. Then
(a)
(b)
(c)

Which quiz has less range in grade distribution?
Which quiz has the greater percentage of students with grades 85 and over?
Which quiz has a greater percentage of students with grades less than 60?

6.

A sample of 10 LED light bulbs consists of 1 defective and 9 good light bulbs. A quality
control technician wants to randomly select two of the light bulbs for inspection. Find the
probability that the first selected light bulb is good and the second light bulb is also good.
(Show all work. Just the answer, without supporting work, will receive no credit.)

(a)
(b)

Assuming the two random selections are made with replacement.
Assuming the two random selections are made without replacement.

7.

There are 1000 students in a high school. Among the 1000 students, 250 students take AP
Statistics, and 300 students take AP French. 100 students take both AP courses. Let S be the
event that a randomly selected student takes AP Statistics, and F be the event that a randomly
selected student takes AP French. Show all work. Just the answer, without supporting work,

(a)
(b)

Provide a written description of the complement event of (S OR F).
What is the probability of complement event of (S OR F)?

8.

Consider rolling two fair dice. Let A be the event that the sum of the two dice is 8, and B be
the event that the first one is a multiple of 3.

(a)

What is the probability that the sum of the two dice is 8 given that the first one is a multiple of
3? Show all work. Just the answer, without supporting work, will receive no credit.
Are event A and event B independent? Explain.

(b)

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9.

Answer the following two questions. (Show all work. Just the answer, without supporting

(a)

UMUC Stat Club is sending a delegate of 2 members to attend the 2016 Joint Statistical
Meeting in Chicago. There are 10 qualified candidates. How many different ways can the
delegate be selected?
A bike courier needs to make deliveries at 6 different locations. How many different routes can
he take?

(b)

10.

Assume random variable x follows a probability distribution shown in the table below.
Determine the mean and standard deviation of x. Show all work. Just the answer, without
supporting work, will receive no credit.
x
P(x)

-2
0.1

0
0.1

1
0.3

2
0.2

3
0.3

11.

Rabbits like to eat the cucumbers in Mimi’s garden. There are 10 cucumbers in her garden
which will be ready to harvest in about 10 days. Based on her experience, the probability of a
cucumber being eaten by the rabbits before harvest is 0.30.

(a)

Let X be the number of cucumbers that Mimi harvests (that is, the number of cucumbers not
eaten by rabbits). 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?
Find the probability that Mimi harvests at least 8 of the 10 cucumbers. (round the answer to 3
decimal places) Show all work. Just the answer, without supporting work, will receive no credit.

(b)

12.

Assume the weights of men are normally distributed with a mean of 170 lbs and a standard
deviation of 30 lbs. Show all work. Just the answer, without supporting work, will receive no
credit.

(a)
(b)

Find the 75th percentile for the distribution of men’s weights.
What is the probability that a randomly selected man weighs more than 200 lbs?

13.

Assume the SAT Mathematics Level 2 test scores are normally distributed with a mean of 500
and a standard deviation of 100. Show all work. Just the answer, without supporting work, will
If a random sample of 64 test scores is selected, what is the standard deviation of the sample
mean?
What is the probability that 64 randomly selected test scores will have a mean test score

(a)
(b)

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