1. What is the range, and why is it not ideal as an index of variability? 2. Give a definition of variance, then explain how you would calculate it. 3. How does variance differ from the total sum of squares?

Question: The mean weight 10 randomly selected newborn babies at a local hospital was found to be 7.14 and the standard deviation was found to be 0.87 lbs. If the weights of newborn babies is approximately normally distr ...

Starting in 1998, a series of credit card usage studies have been performed by Sallie Mae, a major provider of educational loans and savings programs. In a recent pilot study, a random pool of 122 loan applicants attendi ...

A car dealership has 8 red, 13 silver and 5 black cars on the lot. Ten cars are chosen randomly to be displayed in front of the dealership. Find the probability that 4 cars are red and the rest are silver. Find the proba ...

According to an article in Newsweek, the natural ratio of girls to boys is 100:105. In China, the birth ratio is 100: 114 (46.7% girls). Suppose you don't believe the reported figures of the percent of girls born in Chin ...

Describe the following game with incomplete information as an extensiveform game. There are two players N = {I, II}. Each player has three types, TI = {I 1 , I 2 , I 3 } and TII = {II 1 , II 2 , II 3 }, with common prio ...

A population of lawnmowers' life expectancy is described with a Weibull distribution, where α=1 and β=15. Determine 1× (once) and 2× (twice) the expected mean lifes for the population, as well as their corresponding cumu ...

A researcher would like to study BMI levels in adults 2040 years of age. She selected 9 patients and found their BMI values to be: 38, 19, 25, 26, 29, 18, 34, 32, 30 The mean BMI level of this group of patients is 25.8 ...

A shipment of 8 computers contains 2 with defects. find the probability that a sample of size 4, drawn from the 8, will not contain a defective computer. What is the probability that a sample of 4 of the 8 computers will ...

1. What is the minimum reliability coefficient that researchers consider acceptable? Why do researchers use this minimum criterion for reliability? 2. For what kind of measure is it appropriate to examine testretest rel ...

