 2.1: A box contains 3 marbles: 1 red, 1 green, and 1blue. Consider an ex...
 2.2: In an experiment, die is rolled continually until a6 appears, at wh...
 2.3: Two dice are thrown. Let E be the event that thesum of the dice is ...
 2.4: A, B, and C take turns flipping a coin. The first oneto get a head ...
 2.5: A system is comprised of 5 components, each ofwhich is either worki...
 2.6: A hospital administrator codes incoming patientssuffering gunshot w...
 2.7: Consider an experiment that consists of determiningthe type of jobe...
 2.8: Suppose that A and B are mutually exclusiveevents for which P(A) = ...
 2.9: Aretail establishment accepts either the AmericanExpress or the VIS...
 2.10: Sixty percent of the students at a certain schoolwear neither a rin...
 2.11: A total of 28 percent of American males smokecigarettes, 7 percent ...
 2.12: An elementary school is offering 3 languageclasses: one in Spanish,...
 2.13: A certain town with a population of 100,000 has3 newspapers: I, II,...
 2.14: The following data were given in a study of a groupof 1000 subscrib...
 2.15: If it is assumed that all525poker hands areequally likely, what is ...
 2.16: Poker dice is played by simultaneously rolling 5dice. Show that(a) ...
 2.17: If 8 rooks (castles) are randomly placed on achessboard, compute th...
 2.18: Two cards are randomly selected from an ordinaryplaying deck. What ...
 2.19: Two symmetric dice have both had two of theirsides painted red, two...
 2.20: Suppose that you are playing blackjack against adealer. In a freshl...
 2.21: A small community organization consists of 20families, of which 4 h...
 2.22: Consider the following technique for shuffling adeck of n cards: Fo...
 2.23: A pair of fair dice is rolled. What is the probabilitythat the seco...
 2.24: If two dice are rolled, what is the probability thatthe sum of the ...
 2.25: A pair of dice is rolled until a sum of either 5 or 7appears. Find ...
 2.26: The game of craps is played as follows: A playerrolls two dice. If ...
 2.27: An urn contains 3 red and 7 black balls. Players Aand B withdraw ba...
 2.28: An urn contains 5 red, 6 blue, and 8 green balls.If a set of 3 ball...
 2.29: n and m are positive numbers.(a) If two balls are randomly withdraw...
 2.30: The chess clubs of two schools consist of, respectively,8 and 9 pla...
 2.31: A 3person basketball team consists of a guard, aforward, and a cen...
 2.32: A group of individuals containing b boys and ggirls is lined up in ...
 2.33: A forest contains 20 elk, of which 5 are captured,tagged, and then ...
 2.34: The second Earl of Yarborough is reported tohave bet at odds of 100...
 2.35: Seven balls are randomly withdrawn from an urnthat contains 12 red,...
 2.36: Two cards are chosen at random from a deck of 52playing cards. What...
 2.37: An instructor gives her class a set of 10 problemswith the informat...
 2.38: There are n socks, 3 of which are red, in a drawer.What is the valu...
 2.39: There are 5 hotels in a certain town. If 3 peoplecheck into hotels ...
 2.40: A town contains 4 people who repair televisions.If 4 sets break dow...
 2.41: If a die is rolled 4 times, what is the probability that6 comes up ...
 2.42: Two dice are thrown n times in succession. Computethe probability t...
 2.43: (a) If N people, including A and B, are randomlyarranged in a line,...
 2.44: Five people, designated as A, B, C, D, E, arearranged in linear ord...
 2.45: A woman has n keys, of which one will openher door.(a) If she tries...
 2.46: How many people have to be in a room in orderthat the probability t...
 2.47: If there are 12 strangers in a room, what is theprobability that no...
 2.48: Given 20 people, what is the probability that,among the 12 months i...
 2.49: A group of 6 men and 6 women is randomlydivided into 2 groups of si...
 2.50: In a hand of bridge, find the probability that youhave 5 spades and...
 2.51: Suppose that n balls are randomly distributed intoN compartments. F...
 2.52: A closet contains 10 pairs of shoes. If 8 shoesare randomly selecte...
 2.53: If 4 married couples are arranged in a row, find theprobability tha...
 2.54: Compute the probability that a bridge hand is voidin at least one s...
 2.55: Compute the probability that a hand of 13 cardscontains(a) the ace ...
 2.56: Two players play the following game: Player Achooses one of the thr...
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Acceptance region
In hypothesis testing, a region in the sample space of the test statistic such that if the test statistic falls within it, the null hypothesis cannot be rejected. This terminology is used because rejection of H0 is always a strong conclusion and acceptance of H0 is generally a weak conclusion

All possible (subsets) regressions
A method of variable selection in regression that examines all possible subsets of the candidate regressor variables. Eficient computer algorithms have been developed for implementing all possible regressions

Arithmetic mean
The arithmetic mean of a set of numbers x1 , x2 ,…, xn is their sum divided by the number of observations, or ( / )1 1 n xi t n ? = . The arithmetic mean is usually denoted by x , and is often called the average

Average
See Arithmetic mean.

Axioms of probability
A set of rules that probabilities deined on a sample space must follow. See Probability

Bias
An effect that systematically distorts a statistical result or estimate, preventing it from representing the true quantity of interest.

Bimodal distribution.
A distribution with two modes

Causal variable
When y fx = ( ) and y is considered to be caused by x, x is sometimes called a causal variable

Center line
A horizontal line on a control chart at the value that estimates the mean of the statistic plotted on the chart. See Control chart.

Central limit theorem
The simplest form of the central limit theorem states that the sum of n independently distributed random variables will tend to be normally distributed as n becomes large. It is a necessary and suficient condition that none of the variances of the individual random variables are large in comparison to their sum. There are more general forms of the central theorem that allow ininite variances and correlated random variables, and there is a multivariate version of the theorem.

Chance cause
The portion of the variability in a set of observations that is due to only random forces and which cannot be traced to speciic sources, such as operators, materials, or equipment. Also called a common cause.

Conditional probability mass function
The probability mass function of the conditional probability distribution of a discrete random variable.

Confounding
When a factorial experiment is run in blocks and the blocks are too small to contain a complete replicate of the experiment, one can run a fraction of the replicate in each block, but this results in losing information on some effects. These effects are linked with or confounded with the blocks. In general, when two factors are varied such that their individual effects cannot be determined separately, their effects are said to be confounded.

Correlation matrix
A square matrix that contains the correlations among a set of random variables, say, XX X 1 2 k , ,…, . The main diagonal elements of the matrix are unity and the offdiagonal elements rij are the correlations between Xi and Xj .

Defect concentration diagram
A quality tool that graphically shows the location of defects on a part or in a process.

Discrete distribution
A probability distribution for a discrete random variable

Error of estimation
The difference between an estimated value and the true value.

Exhaustive
A property of a collection of events that indicates that their union equals the sample space.

Ftest
Any test of signiicance involving the F distribution. The most common Ftests are (1) testing hypotheses about the variances or standard deviations of two independent normal distributions, (2) testing hypotheses about treatment means or variance components in the analysis of variance, and (3) testing signiicance of regression or tests on subsets of parameters in a regression model.

Generating function
A function that is used to determine properties of the probability distribution of a random variable. See Momentgenerating function