A tourist in France wants to visit 5 different cities. If the route is randomly selected, what is the probability that she will visit the cities in alphabetical order?

STAT 200 Introduction to Statistics Quiz 2 Solution


A tourist in France wants to visit 5 different cities. If the route is randomly selected, what is the probability that she will visit the cities in alphabetical order?

2. (4 points) Thirty randomly selected students took the calculus final. If the sample mean was 89 and the standard deviation was 6.2, construct a 99% confidence interval of the mean score of all students. Assume that the population has a normal distribution.

3. (4 points) The t distribution becomes closer to a normal distribution when the degrees of freedom .


4. (4 points) A police department reports that the probabilities that 0, 1, 2, and 3 burglaries will be reported in a given day are 0.49, 0.42, 0.06 and 0.03, respectively. What is the mean of the given probability distribution?


5. (4 points) Among the contestants in a competition are 43 women and 21 men. If 5 winners are randomly selected, what is the probability that they are all men?


6. (4 points) The standard deviation for the binomial distribution with n=50 and p=0.6 is: A. 7.58


7. (4 points) The incomes of trainees at a local mill are normally distributed with a mean of

$1100 and a standard deviation of $120. What percentage of trainees earn less than $900 a month?

8. (4 points) For a standard normal distribution, find the percentage of data that are between 3 standard deviations below the mean and 2 standard deviation above the mean.


9. (12 points) A soda company want to stimulate sales in this economic climate by giving customers a chance to win a small prize for every bottle of soda they buy. There is a 20% chance that a customer will find a picture of a dancing banana ) at the bottom of the cap upon  opening up a bottle of soda. The customer can then redeem that bottle cap with this picture for a small prize. Now, if I buy a 6-pack of soda, what is the probability that I will win something, i.e., at least win a single small prize?


10. (12 points) A department store manager has decided that dress code is necessary for team coherence. Team members are required to wear either blue shirts or red shirts. There are 9 men and 7 women in the team. On a particular day, 5 men wore blue shirts and 4 other wore red shirts, whereas 4 women wore blue shirts and 3 others wore red shirt. Apply the Addition Rule to determine the probability of finding men or blue shirts in the team.


11. We have 7 boys and 3 girls in our church choir. There is an upcoming concert in the local town hall. Unfortunately, we can only have 5 youths in this performance. This performance team of 5 has to by picked randomly from the crew of 7 boys and 3 girls.


12. (12 points) Most of us hate buying mangos that are picked too early. Unfortunately, by waiting until the mangos are almost ripe to pick carries a risk of having 7% of the picked rot upon arrival at the packing facility. If the packing process is all done by machines without human inspection to pick out any rotten mangos, what would be the probability of having at most 2 rotten mangos packed in a box of 12?