Date:5.02.2014 Reg. No.

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Question Paper Code: Internal Assesment Test-I
B.E DEGREE EXAMINATION, JANUARY 2014
Fourth Semester
Electronics and Communication Engineering
Sub.Code: MA 2261 / Probability and Random Processes
(Regulation 2008)
Time: 1.30 hour Maximum: 50 marks
SECTION A - ( 5 ×2 = 10 marks)
Answer any two questions
1. Find the moment generating function of Binomial distribution.
2. If X is a normal random variable with mean zero and variance σ
2
, find
the probability density function of Y = e
x
.
3. A continuous random varibale X has probability density function
f(x) =



3x
2
if o ≤ x ≤ 1
0 if elsewhere.
Find k such that P(X = k) = 0.5 .
4. Find C if P(X = k) = c(
2
3
)
n
, n = 1, 2, 3 . . . .
5. Define Poisson distribution.
SECTION B (40 marks)
Answer ALL questions
6. (A). If the probability density function of X is given by
f(x) =



2(1 −x) if o < x < 1
0 if elsewhere.
Find its r
th
moment. Hence evaluate E[(2X +1)
2
] . (8 marks)
OR
(B) The probability function of an infinite discrete distribution is given by
P[X = j] =
1
2
j
, (j = 1, 2, 3 . . . .)
Find
i Mean of X
ii P(X is even)
iii P(X is divisible by 3) (8 marks)
1
2
7. (A)(i) Let X be a random variable with probability density function
f(x) =



1
3
e

x
3
if x > 0
0 if elsewhere.
Find
(a) P(X > 3)
(b) Moment generating function of X .
(c) E(X) and V ar(X) . (8 marks)
(ii) Find the M.G.F. of the random variable X having the probability den-
sity function.
f(x) =



x
4
e

x
2
if x > 0
0 if elsewhere.
Also deduce the first four moment about the origin. (8 marks)
OR
(B) (i) The time in hours required to repair a machine is exponentially
distributed with parameter λ =
1
2
.
(a). What is the probability that the repair exceeds 2 hours ?
(b). What is the conditionally probability that a repair takes atleast 10 hours
given that its duration exceeds 9 hours ? (8 marks)
(ii) If the probability that an applicant for driver’s lince will pass the road
test on any given trail is 0.8. What is the probability that be will finally
pass the test.
(a) On the fourth trail
(b) In less than 4 trails. (8 marks)
8. (A) (i) Given that X is distributed normally, if P(X < 45) = 0.31 and
PX > 64) = 0.08 . Find the mean and standard deviation of the distribu-
tion. (8 marks)
(ii) A random variable X has the following probability functions:
X : 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
P(X) : 0 K 2K 2K 3K K
2
2K
2
7K
2
+ K
(a) Find K ,
(b) Evaluate P(1.5 < X < 4.5/X > 2)
(c) If P(X ≤ C) >
1
2
find the minimum value of C . (8 marks)
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OR
(i)(B) The life of a certain kind of electronic device has a mean of 300 hours
and standard deviation of 25 hours. Assuming that the life time of the
devices follow normal distribution.
a. Find the probability that any one of their device will have a life time
more than 350 hours.
b. What percentage will have life time between 220 and 260 hours? (8
marks)
(ii) If X is a normal variate with mean 30 and SD=5, find
(a) P(26 < X < 40)
(b) P(X ≥ 45)
(c) P(|X −30| > 5) . (8 marks)
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