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Quantitative Methods-(STAT-201)

Assignment-2 / Weeks: 5 - 7

2nd Semester 2017-2018

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Marking Scheme

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Total /18

Note: You are required to fill your full name, ID and CRN.
Solve the following questions.

1. Students in a management science class have just received their grades on the first test. The
instructor has provided information about the first test grades (𝑥) in some previous classes
as well as the final average (𝑦) for the same students. Some of these grades have been
sampled and are as follows:

Students A B C D E F
First Test Grade (x) 97 77 88 80 95 61
Final average (y) 92 78 83 73 84 64

a. Develop a regression model that could be used to predict the final average in the course
based on the first test grade.
b. Predict the final average of a student who made an 83 on the first test.

2. Using the data in problem-1, compute the SST, SSE, SSR and r2 with the help of QM for
windows. Interpret the value of r2 in context of this problem.
You can download QM for windows from the following link.

3. A university cafeteria line in the student center is a self-serve facility in which students
select the food items they want and they form a single line to pay the cashier. Student arrive
at cashier at the rate of about four per minute according to a Possion distribution. The single
cashier ringing up sales takes about 12 seconds per customers, following an exponential
a. What is the probability that the system is empty?
b. What is the expected number of student in the queue?
c. How long will the average student have to wait before reaching the cashier?

4. Automobiles arrive at the drive-through window at post office at the rate of 4 every 10
minutes. The average service time is 2 minutes. The Poisson distribution is appropriate for
the arrival rate and service time are exponentially distributed.
a. What is the average time a car in the system?
b. What is the average time a car spend waiting to receive service?
c. What is the average number of car in the system?

5. The Saudi Furniture Corporation manufactures two products, chairs and tables. The firm
has two resources: its carpenters (Labor force) and a supply of redwood for use in the
furniture. In the next production cycle, 1,200 hours of labor are available under the
agreement. The firm also has a stock of 3,500 board feet of good-quality redwood. Each
chair requires 4 labor hours and 10 board feet of redwood: each table takes 6 labor hours
and 35 board feet of redwood. Completed chairs will yield a profit of $9 each, and tables
will result in a profit of $20 each. Formulate the LPP for largest profit from the combination
of chair and table that Saudi Furniture Corporation manufactures can produce.

6. Solve the following LPP using the corner point graphical method.
𝑀𝑎𝑥𝑖𝑚𝑖𝑧𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑓𝑖𝑡 = 4𝑥 + 4𝑦
Subject to
3𝑥 + 5𝑦 ≤ 150
𝑥 − 2𝑦 ≤ 10
5𝑥 + 3𝑦 ≤ 150
𝑥, 𝑦 ≥ 0