Decide which of the following statements are true. Answer: square Normal distributions are bell-shaped, but they do not have to be symmetric. square The line of symmetry for all normal distributions is x square On any normal distribution curve, you can find data values more than 5 standard v square deviations above the mean. square The x-axis is a horizontal asymptote for all normal distributions.

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Modeling data distributions
asked 2021-03-08
Decide which of the following statements are true. Answer: square Normal distributions are bell-shaped, but they do not have to be symmetric. square The line of symmetry for all normal distributions is x square On any normal distribution curve, you can find data values more than 5 standard v square deviations above the mean. square The x-axis is a horizontal asymptote for all normal distributions.

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2021-03-09
Step 1 The normal curves approaches to or for x that is the x axis is the horizontal asymptote for the normal distribution. Thus, the statement 'The x axis is the horizontal asymptote for all the normal distribution' is true. Step 2 Correct answer: The x axis is the horizontal asymptote for all the normal distribution
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asked 2020-12-15
Decide which of the following statements are true.
-Normal distributions are bell-shaped, but they do not have to be symmetric.
-The line of symmetry for all normal distributions is x = 0.
-On any normal distribution curve, you can find data values more than 5 standard deviations above the mean.
-The x-axis is a horizontal asymptote for all normal distributions.
asked 2020-10-23
1. Find each of the requested values for a population with a mean of \(? = 40\), and a standard deviation of \(? = 8\) A. What is the z-score corresponding to \(X = 52?\) B. What is the X value corresponding to \(z = - 0.50?\) C. If all of the scores in the population are transformed into z-scores, what will be the values for the mean and standard deviation for the complete set of z-scores? D. What is the z-score corresponding to a sample mean of \(M=42\) for a sample of \(n = 4\) scores? E. What is the z-scores corresponding to a sample mean of \(M= 42\) for a sample of \(n = 6\) scores? 2. True or false: a. All normal distributions are symmetrical b. All normal distributions have a mean of 1.0 c. All normal distributions have a standard deviation of 1.0 d. The total area under the curve of all normal distributions is equal to 1 3. Interpret the location, direction, and distance (near or far) of the following zscores: \(a. -2.00 b. 1.25 c. 3.50 d. -0.34\) 4. You are part of a trivia team and have tracked your team’s performance since you started playing, so you know that your scores are normally distributed with \(\mu = 78\) and \(\sigma = 12\). Recently, a new person joined the team, and you think the scores have gotten better. Use hypothesis testing to see if the average score has improved based on the following 8 weeks’ worth of score data: \(82, 74, 62, 68, 79, 94, 90, 81, 80\). 5. You get hired as a server at a local restaurant, and the manager tells you that servers’ tips are $42 on average but vary about \($12 (\mu = 42, \sigma = 12)\). You decide to track your tips to see if you make a different amount, but because this is your first job as a server, you don’t know if you will make more or less in tips. After working 16 shifts, you find that your average nightly amount is $44.50 from tips. Test for a difference between this value and the population mean at the \(\alpha = 0.05\) level of significance.
asked 2020-12-07
Would you rather spend more federal taxes on art? Of a random sample of \(n_{1} = 86\) politically conservative voters, \(r_{1} = 18\) responded yes. Another random sample of \(n_{2} = 85\) politically moderate voters showed that \(r_{2} = 21\) responded yes. Does this information indicate that the population proportion of conservative voters inclined to spend more federal tax money on funding the arts is less than the proportion of moderate voters so inclined? Use \(\alpha = 0.05.\) (a) State the null and alternate hypotheses. \(H_0:p_{1} = p_{2}, H_{1}:p_{1} > p_2\)
\(H_0:p_{1} = p_{2}, H_{1}:p_{1} < p_2\)
\(H_0:p_{1} = p_{2}, H_{1}:p_{1} \neq p_2\)
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asked 2020-10-23
A random sample of \(\displaystyle{n}_{{1}}={16}\) communities in western Kansas gave the following information for people under 25 years of age.
\(\displaystyle{X}_{{1}}:\) Rate of hay fever per 1000 population for people under 25
\(\begin{array}{|c|c|} \hline 97 & 91 & 121 & 129 & 94 & 123 & 112 &93\\ \hline 125 & 95 & 125 & 117 & 97 & 122 & 127 & 88 \\ \hline \end{array}\)
A random sample of \(\displaystyle{n}_{{2}}={14}\) regions in western Kansas gave the following information for people over 50 years old.
\(\displaystyle{X}_{{2}}:\) Rate of hay fever per 1000 population for people over 50
\(\begin{array}{|c|c|} \hline 94 & 109 & 99 & 95 & 113 & 88 & 110\\ \hline 79 & 115 & 100 & 89 & 114 & 85 & 96\\ \hline \end{array}\)
(i) Use a calculator to calculate \(\displaystyle\overline{{x}}_{{1}},{s}_{{1}},\overline{{x}}_{{2}},{\quad\text{and}\quad}{s}_{{2}}.\) (Round your answers to two decimal places.)
(ii) Assume that the hay fever rate in each age group has an approximately normal distribution. Do the data indicate that the age group over 50 has a lower rate of hay fever? Use \(\displaystyle\alpha={0.05}.\)
(a) What is the level of significance?
State the null and alternate hypotheses.
\(\displaystyle{H}_{{0}}:\mu_{{1}}=\mu_{{2}},{H}_{{1}}:\mu_{{1}}<\mu_{{2}}\)
\(\displaystyle{H}_{{0}}:\mu_{{1}}=\mu_{{2}},{H}_{{1}}:\mu_{{1}}>\mu_{{2}}\)
\(\displaystyle{H}_{{0}}:\mu_{{1}}=\mu_{{2}},{H}_{{1}}:\mu_{{1}}\ne\mu_{{2}}\)
\(\displaystyle{H}_{{0}}:\mu_{{1}}>\mu_{{2}},{H}_{{1}}:\mu_{{1}}=\mu_{{12}}\)
(b) What sampling distribution will you use? What assumptions are you making?
The standard normal. We assume that both population distributions are approximately normal with known standard deviations.
The Student's t. We assume that both population distributions are approximately normal with unknown standard deviations,
The standard normal. We assume that both population distributions are approximately normal with unknown standard deviations,
The Student's t. We assume that both population distributions are approximately normal with known standard deviations,
What is the value of the sample test statistic? (Test the difference \(\displaystyle\mu_{{1}}-\mu_{{2}}\). Round your answer to three decimalplaces.)
What is the value of the sample test statistic? (Test the difference \(\displaystyle\mu_{{1}}-\mu_{{2}}\). Round your answer to three decimal places.)
(c) Find (or estimate) the P-value.
P-value \(\displaystyle>{0.250}\)
\(\displaystyle{0.125}<{P}-\text{value}<{0},{250}\)
\(\displaystyle{0},{050}<{P}-\text{value}<{0},{125}\)
\(\displaystyle{0},{025}<{P}-\text{value}<{0},{050}\)
\(\displaystyle{0},{005}<{P}-\text{value}<{0},{025}\)
P-value \(\displaystyle<{0.005}\)
Sketch the sampling distribution and show the area corresponding to the P-value.
P.vaiue Pevgiue
P-value f P-value
asked 2021-01-31
This exercise requires the use of a graphing calculator or computer programmed to do numerical integration. The normal distribution curve, which models the distributions of data in a wide range of applications, is given by the function \(p(x)=\frac{1}{\sqrt{2 \pi}^{\sigma}}e^{-(x-\mu)^{2}}/(2 \sigma^{2})\) where \(\pi = 3.14159265 . . .\) and sigma and mu are constants called the standard deviation and the mean, respectively. Its graph\((\text{for}\ \sigma=1\ \text{and}\ \mu=2)\)is shown in the figure. With \(\sigma = 5 \text{and} \mu = 0\), approximate \(\int_0^{+\infty}\ p(x)\ dx.\)
asked 2021-01-17
A new thermostat has been engineered for the frozen food cases in large supermarkets. Both the old and new thermostats hold temperatures at an average of \(25^{\circ}F\). However, it is hoped that the new thermostat might be more dependable in the sense that it will hold temperatures closer to \(25^{\circ}F\). One frozen food case was equipped with the new thermostat, and a random sample of 21 temperature readings gave a sample variance of 5.1. Another similar frozen food case was equipped with the old thermostat, and a random sample of 19 temperature readings gave a sample variance of 12.8. Test the claim that the population variance of the old thermostat temperature readings is larger than that for the new thermostat. Use a \(5\%\) level of significance. How could your test conclusion relate to the question regarding the dependability of the temperature readings? (Let population 1 refer to data from the old thermostat.)
(a) What is the level of significance?
State the null and alternate hypotheses.
\(H0:?_{1}^{2}=?_{2}^{2},H1:?_{1}^{2}>?_{2}^{2}H0:?_{1}^{2}=?_{2}^{2},H1:?_{1}^{2}\neq?_{2}^{2}H0:?_{1}^{2}=?_{2}^{2},H1:?_{1}^{2}?_{2}^{2},H1:?_{1}^{2}=?_{2}^{2}\)
(b) Find the value of the sample F statistic. (Round your answer to two decimal places.)
What are the degrees of freedom?
\(df_{N} = ?\)
\(df_{D} = ?\)
What assumptions are you making about the original distribution?
The populations follow independent normal distributions. We have random samples from each population.The populations follow dependent normal distributions. We have random samples from each population.The populations follow independent normal distributions.The populations follow independent chi-square distributions. We have random samples from each population.
(c) Find or estimate the P-value of the sample test statistic. (Round your answer to four decimal places.)
(d) Based on your answers in parts (a) to (c), will you reject or fail to reject the null hypothesis?
At the ? = 0.05 level, we fail to reject the null hypothesis and conclude the data are not statistically significant.At the ? = 0.05 level, we fail to reject the null hypothesis and conclude the data are statistically significant. At the ? = 0.05 level, we reject the null hypothesis and conclude the data are not statistically significant.At the ? = 0.05 level, we reject the null hypothesis and conclude the data are statistically significant.
(e) Interpret your conclusion in the context of the application.
Reject the null hypothesis, there is sufficient evidence that the population variance is larger in the old thermostat temperature readings.Fail to reject the null hypothesis, there is sufficient evidence that the population variance is larger in the old thermostat temperature readings. Fail to reject the null hypothesis, there is insufficient evidence that the population variance is larger in the old thermostat temperature readings.Reject the null hypothesis, there is insufficient evidence that the population variance is larger in the old thermostat temperature readings.
asked 2020-12-27
The scatter plot below shows the average cost of a designer jacket in a sample of years between 2000 and 2015. The least squares regression line modeling this data is given by \(\widehat{y}=-4815+3.765x.\) A scatterplot has a horizontal axis labeled Year from 2005 to 2015 in increments of 5 and a vertical axis labeled Price ($) from 2660 to 2780 in increments of 20. The following points are plotted: \((2003, 2736), (2004, 2715), (2007, 2675), (2009, 2719), (2013, 270)\). All coordinates are approximate. Interpret the y-intercept of the least squares regression line. Is it feasible? Select the correct answer below: The y-intercept is −4815, which is not feasible because a product cannot have a negative cost. The y-intercept is 3.765, which is not feasible because an expensive product such as a designer jacket cannot have such a low cost. The y-intercept is −4815, which is feasible because it is the value from the regression equation. The y-intercept is 3.765 which is feasible because a product must have a positive cost.
asked 2021-01-27
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asked 2020-11-30
Identifying Probability Distributions. In Exercises 7–14, determine whether a probability distribution is given. If a probability distribution is given, find its mean and standard deviation. If a probability distribution is not given, identify the requirements that are not satisfied. Cell Phone Use In a survey, cell phone users were asked which ear they use to hear their cell phone, and the table is based on their responses (based on data from “Hemispheric Dominance and Cell Phone Use,” by Seidman et al., JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery , Vol. 139, No. 5). \(\displaystyle{b}{e}{g}\in{\left\lbrace{a}{r}{r}{a}{y}\right\rbrace}{\left\lbrace{\left|{c}\right|}{c}{\mid}\right\rbrace}&{P}{\left({x}\right)}\backslash{L}{e}{f}{t}&{0.636}\backslash{R}{i}{g}{h}{t}&{0.304}\backslash{N}{o}\ {p}{r}{e}{f}{e}{r}{e}{n}{c}{e}&{0.060}{e}{n}{d}{\left\lbrace{a}{r}{r}{a}{y}\right\rbrace}\)
asked 2020-10-23
The table below shows the number of people for three different race groups who were shot by police that were either armed or unarmed. These values are very close to the exact numbers. They have been changed slightly for each student to get a unique problem.
Suspect was Armed:
Black - 543
White - 1176
Hispanic - 378
Total - 2097
Suspect was unarmed:
Black - 60
White - 67
Hispanic - 38
Total - 165
Total:
Black - 603
White - 1243
Hispanic - 416
Total - 2262
Give your answer as a decimal to at least three decimal places.
a) What percent are Black?
b) What percent are Unarmed?
c) In order for two variables to be Independent of each other, the P \((A and B) = P(A) \cdot P(B) P(A and B) = P(A) \cdot P(B).\)
This just means that the percentage of times that both things happen equals the individual percentages multiplied together (Only if they are Independent of each other).
Therefore, if a person's race is independent of whether they were killed being unarmed then the percentage of black people that are killed while being unarmed should equal the percentage of blacks times the percentage of Unarmed. Let's check this. Multiply your answer to part a (percentage of blacks) by your answer to part b (percentage of unarmed).
Remember, the previous answer is only correct if the variables are Independent.
d) Now let's get the real percent that are Black and Unarmed by using the table?
If answer c is "significantly different" than answer d, then that means that there could be a different percentage of unarmed people being shot based on race. We will check this out later in the course.
Let's compare the percentage of unarmed shot for each race.
e) What percent are White and Unarmed?
f) What percent are Hispanic and Unarmed?
If you compare answers d, e and f it shows the highest percentage of unarmed people being shot is most likely white.
Why is that?
This is because there are more white people in the United States than any other race and therefore there are likely to be more white people in the table. Since there are more white people in the table, there most likely would be more white and unarmed people shot by police than any other race. This pulls the percentage of white and unarmed up. In addition, there most likely would be more white and armed shot by police. All the percentages for white people would be higher, because there are more white people. For example, the table contains very few Hispanic people, and the percentage of people in the table that were Hispanic and unarmed is the lowest percentage.
Think of it this way. If you went to a college that was 90% female and 10% male, then females would most likely have the highest percentage of A grades. They would also most likely have the highest percentage of B, C, D and F grades
The correct way to compare is "conditional probability". Conditional probability is getting the probability of something happening, given we are dealing with just the people in a particular group.
g) What percent of blacks shot and killed by police were unarmed?
h) What percent of whites shot and killed by police were unarmed?
i) What percent of Hispanics shot and killed by police were unarmed?
You can see by the answers to part g and h, that the percentage of blacks that were unarmed and killed by police is approximately twice that of whites that were unarmed and killed by police.
j) Why do you believe this is happening?
Do a search on the internet for reasons why blacks are more likely to be killed by police. Read a few articles on the topic. Write your response using the articles as references. Give the websites used in your response. Your answer should be several sentences long with at least one website listed. This part of this problem will be graded after the due date.
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