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A disc is selected at random and its colour noted. The disc is then replaced in the box. (a) In eight such selections, what is the probability that a black disc is selected (i) (ii) (b) exactly once? at least once? (3) (3)

The process of selecting and replacing is carried out 400 times. What is the expected number of black discs that would be drawn?

(2) (Total 8 marks)

2.

A fair coin is tossed eight times. Calculate (a) (b) (c) the probability of obtaining exactly 4 heads; the probability of obtaining exactly 3 heads; (1) the probability of obtaining 3, 4 or 5 heads. (3)

(Total 6 marks)

(2)

3. In a survey, 100 students were asked “do you prefer to watch television or play sport?” Of the 46 boys in the survey, 33 said they would choose sport, while 29 girls made this choice. Boys Television Sport Total 33 46 29 100 Girls Total

By completing this table or otherwise, find the probability that (a) (b) a student selected at random prefers to watch television; a student prefers to watch television, given that the student is a boy. (Total 4 marks)

4. The graph shows a normal curve for the random variable X, with mean μ and standard deviation σ .

y

A 0 1 2

x

It is known that p (X ≥ 12) = 0.1.

1

(a)

The shaded region A is the region under the curve where x ≥ 12. Write down the area of the shaded region A. (1)

It is also known that p (X ≤ 8) = 0.1. (b) (c) (d) Find the value of μ, explaining your method in full. Show that σ = 1.56 to an accuracy of three significant figures. Find p (X ≤ 11). (5)

(Total 16 marks)

(5) (5)

5. The lifespan of a particular species of insect is normally distributed with a mean of 57 hours and a standard deviation of 4.4 hours. (a) The probability that the lifespan of an insect of this species lies between 55 and 60 hours is represented by the shaded area in the following diagram. This diagram represents the standard normal curve.

a 0 (i) (ii)

(b)

b (2)

Write down the values of a and b.

**Find the probability that the lifespan of an insect of this species is (a) more than 55 hours;
**

between 55 and 60 hours. (3)

(b) 90% of the insects die after t hours. (i) (ii) 6. Represent this information on a standard normal curve diagram, similar to the one given in part (a), indicating clearly the area representing 90%. (2) Find the value of t. (3)

**The following Venn diagram shows the universal set U and the sets A and B.
**

U A B

(a)

Shade the area in the diagram which represents the set B ∩ A'.

n(U) = 100, n(A) = 30, n(B) = 50, n(A ∪ B) = 65. (b) (c) Find n(B ∩ A′). An element is selected at random from U. What is the probability that this element is

IB Review – Probability and Statistical Distributions in B ∩ A′ ? (Total 4 marks)

7. A box contains 22 red apples and 3 green apples. Three apples are selected at random, one after the other, without replacement. (a) (b) 8. The first two apples are green. What is the probability that the third apple is red? What is the probability that exactly two of the three apples are red? (Total 6 marks)

Two fair dice are thrown and the number showing on each is noted. The sum of these two numbers is S. Find the probability that (a) (b) (c) S is less than 8 at least one die shows a 3; at least one die shows a 3, given that S is less than 8. (2) (2) (3)

(Total 7 marks)

9.

**3 4 . For events A and B, the probabilities are P (A) = 11 , P (B) = 11
**

Calculate the value of P (A ∩ B) if

(a) (b) 10.

6 ; P (A ∪ B) = 11

events A and B are independent. (Total 6 marks)

Dumisani is a student at IB World College.

7 . The probability that he will be woken by his alarm clock is 8 1 . If he is woken by his alarm clock the probability he will be late for school is 4 3 . If he is not woken by his alarm clock the probability he will be late for school is 5

Let W be the event “Dumisani is woken by his alarm clock”. Let L be the event “Dumisani is late for school”.

3

L

W

L′ L

W ′

(a) (b) (c) 11.

Copy and complete the tree diagram. Calculate the probability that Dumisani will be late for school.

L′

(4) (3)

Given that Dumisani is late for school what is the probability that he was woken by his alarm clock? (4) (Total 11 marks)

The table below shows the subjects studied by 210 students at a college. Year 1 History Science Art Totals (a) 50 15 45 110 Year 2 35 30 35 100 Totals 85 45 80 210

A student from the college is selected at random. Let A be the event the student studies Art. Let B be the event the student is in Year 2. (i) (ii) (iii) Find P(A). Find the probability that the student is a Year 2 Art student. Are the events A and B independent? Justify your answer. (6)

(b) Given that a History student is selected at random, calculate the probability that the student is in Year 1. (2) (c) 12. Two students are selected at random from the college. Calculate the probability that one student is in Year 1, and the other in Year 2. (4)

Let A and B be independent events such that P(A) = 0.3 and P(B) = 0.8. (a) (b) (c) Find P(A ∩ B). Find P(A ∪ B). Are A and B mutually exclusive? Justify your answer. (Total 6 marks)

13.

The probability distribution of the discrete random variable X is given by the following table. x 1 2 3 4 5

IB Review – Probability and Statistical Distributions

P(X = x) (a) 14.

0.4

p

0.2

0.07

0.02

Find the value of p.

(b) Calculate the expected value of X. (Total 6 marks) A discrete random variable X has a probability distribution as shown in the table below. x P(X = x) (a) (b) Find the value of a + b.

(2)

0 0.1

1 a

2 0.3

3 b

Given that E(X) =1.5, find the value of a and of b.

(4)

(Total 6 marks)

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