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Statistics 120A Chapters and problems refer to Rick Durretts Elementary Probability for Applications, Cambridge University Press, 2009. New assignments are added each week and due as noted below. Check back each week as I add the new ones. Assignment One, Due September 30, in the drop box by 5 PM. Chapter 1: 4, 7, 14, 20, 25, 33, 37, 38 Remark. Again, the drop box is located across the hall from 2202 Donald Bren Hall. Use the one labeled Stat 120. Please note that the building locks down automatically at 6 PM. Dont be late. Assignment Two, Due October 7, in the drop box by 5 PM. Chapter 1: 42, 46, 54 Chapter 2: 3, 8, 14, 23, 32, 33, 34, 38, 41, 44 Remarks All of these assigned problems are good preparation for the exam. Be sure and try them all. The odd-numbered ones have answers at the back of the book. Here are tips for two of the even-numbered ones. 32 Let X denote the number of lefties in the class of 20. We know the distribution of X. Everyones need is met, if X is not too small nor too large. Find the required bounds on X, and use the distribution to nd the chance. 34 Think of each die as a single trial, and a success occurs if we get at least one six in three tries. You can get the chance of success by subtracting the chance of no sixes in three tries from 1. The problem then asks for the chance of getting 3 or more sixes (successes) in the ve trials.