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MATH2089 Statistics Class Test Student No.: Question 1. i) Suppose that Z has a standard normal distribution (i.e. N (0, 1)).

Use the tables to determine the value of a such that P (−a < Z < a) = 0.4. (Include in your answer a sketch of a normal curve and shade the area corresponding to the given probability.) ; Name: ; Signature:

ii) The yield strength of A36 steel (in ksi) is normally distributed with µ = 43 and σ = 4.5. a) What proportion of specimens have a yield strength between 40 and 50 ksi?

b) How strong must the yield strength of a specimen be if it is to be among the strongest 1% of all specimens?

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124. 135.MATH2089 Statistics Class Test Question 2. 141. i) Compute the 5 number summary for this data set. 159. 89. 147. of the data values are possible outliers. 171. 119. 107. The amount of aluminium contamination (ppm) in plastic of a certain type was determined for a sample of 24 plastic specimens. ii) Use the 1. 168. . 139. be sure to properly label any potential outliers found in part ii).. iii) Construct a (horizontal) boxplot from the 5 number summary determined in part i) and. 186. if applicable. 137. 163. 132. 97.5×IQR rule to determine which. 134.. 132. 137. resulting in the following data. Page 2 of 4 Questions continue over the page. 167. 150. if any. 139. 180. 128.

.MATH2089 Statistics Class Test iv) Construct a stemplot for the data set. symmetric and skewed while specifying a specific direction. bimodal.. Be sure to use terms such as unimodal. v) Comment on the shape of the distribution of the data set by inspecting your boxplot and stemplot.. Page 3 of 4 Questions continue over the page.

0. i) Determine the value of c such that the function f (x) = is a probability density function. 0. otherwise. 3 (1 4 Calculate P (|X| < 0. ii) Assume the random variable X has continuous density function f (x) = − x2 ). c x2 (1 − x)2 . (Hint: You might find a sketch of the density curve to be useful. otherwise. if − 1 ≤ x ≤ 1. .) Page 4 of 4 End of paper. if 0 ≤ x ≤ 1.MATH2089 Statistics Class Test Question 3.5).

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138. [1 mark] identifying/not identifying possible outliers IQR = 31 Q1-1. [1 mark] endpoints of 1. 161.5×IQR rule. [1 mark] quartiles {89. median and max. 130. [1 mark] symmetry/skewness unimodal.Version 1 i) [1 mark] min.5×IQR = 207.5 Q3-1. [1 mark] axis properly labeled iv) [1 mark] stemplot 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 9 7 7 9 4 2 1 0 3 1 0 8 2 4 5 7 7 9 9 7 9 7 8 6 v) [1 mark] unimodal (all plots are unimodal).5×IQR = 83. roughly symmetric . 186} ii) [1 mark] IQR.5 No possible outliers iii) [1 mark] boxplot.