# IE 265 Engineering Statistics I Study Set 1

1. A charity club has five members who have different birth years. A committee consisting of 3 people will be formed. The person who is older than the other two will be the leader of the committee. a. What is the probability that the oldest person of the club will be the leader? b. What is the probability that the 2nd oldest person of the club will be the leader? c. Assume that the club has α members and a committee of β people will be formed. What is the probability that nth oldest person will be the leader? 2. A president, a treasurer and secretary, all different, are to be chosen from a club consisting of 10 people: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J. How many different choices of officers are possible if: There are no restrictions A and B will not serve together C and D will serve together or not at all E must be an officer F will only serve if she is the president

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3. How many ways can four married couples sit on a park bench if; a. Every husband and wife must sit together? b. The men and women must alternate?

4. How many square regions are there on a chessboard? What about on an n*n chessboard? What