# ∫ ∫ ∫ ∫ ```SMAM 351
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Exam 3n Solution
1. Let X denote the amount of space occupied by an article placed in a
1-ft3 packing container. The continuous probability density function of X
is
90x 8(1− x) 0 &lt; x &lt; 1
f(x) = 
0
elsewhere

Find
A. P(.25 ≤ X ≤ .75)
(6 points)
P(.25 ≤ X ≤ .75) =
∫
.75
.25
90x 8 (1− x)dx =
∫
.75
.25
90x8 − 90x 9dx
.75
= 10x 9 − 9x 10 .25 = .244
B. The mean and the standard deviation of X. (12 points)
EX =
1
∫ 90x (1− x)dx = .8182
EX 2 =
9
0
1
∫ 90x
0
10
(1− x)dx = .6818
σ 2 = .6818 − .8182 2 = .01235
σ = .1111
C. The mean and the standard deviation of Y = 2X -4 (6 points)
&micro; Y = 2(.8182)− 4 = −2.3626
σ Y = 2(.1111) = .2222
D. The cumulative distribution function of X.(6 points)
0


9
F(x) = 10x − 9x 10

1

x&lt; 0
0 &lt; x &lt;1
x &gt;1
2. A random variable has cumulative distribution function
0
 x2
F(x) = 
9
1
x&lt; 0
0≤ x &lt; 3
x&gt;3
Find
A. P(X &gt; 2) (6 points)
P(X &gt; 2) = 1−
4 5
=
9 9
B. The median of X. (6 points)
x2
= .5
9
x 2 = 4.5
x = 2.121
C. The probability density function of X.
 2x
f(x) =  9
 0
0 &lt; x &lt;3
elsewhere
(6 points)
3. The tensile strength of paper is modeled by a normal distribution with
a mean of 35 pounds per square inch and a standard deviation of 2
pounds per square inch.
A. What is the probability that the strength of a sample is between 33.2
and 35.6 pounds per square inch? (7 points)
35.6 − 35
 33.2 − 35
P(33.2 &lt; X &lt; 35.6) = P
&lt;Z &lt;
= P(−.9 &lt; Z &lt; .3)


2
2
= .6179 − .1841 = .4338
B. Specifications require that the tensile strength exceeds 30 pounds per
square inch. What is the probability a sample has to be scrapped? (7
points)
30 − 35 

P(X ≤ 30) = P Z ≤
= P(Z &lt; −2.5) = .0062

2 
C. What strength is exceeded by the strongest 8% of the samples? (7
points)
P(X &gt; c) = .08
P(X ≤ c) = .92
c − 35 

P Z≤
= .92

2 
c − 35
= 1.41
2
c = 35 + 1.41(2) = 37.82
D. Suppose it was not known that the tensile strength was normally
distributed but it was known that the mean was 35 and the standard
deviation was 2. Using Chebychev’s Theorem give a lower bound on the
probability that the tensile strength is between 30 and 40 pounds.(6
points)
2k = 5
k = 2.5
1
1−
= .84
2.52
4. Suppose that only 40% of drivers in a certain state wear a seat belt. A
random sample of 500 drivers is selected. Use the normal approximation
to the binomial distribution with the continuity correction to approximate
the probability that at least 225 drivers wear a seat belt. (15 points)
&micro; = 500(.4) = 200
σ = 500(.4)(.6) = 10.95
224.5 − 200 
P(X ≥ 225) = P Z ≥
= P(Z &gt; 2.24)

10.95 
= 1−P(Z ≤ 2.24) = 1− .9875 = .0125
5. The 75 th percentile of the distribution that has density function
1 −x / θ
e ,x &gt; 0
θ
is 2.773. What is the value of θ ? (5 points)
f(x) =
1 −x / θ
e dx = .75
0 θ
1− e− x / θ = .75
∫
c
1− e−2.773/ θ = .75
2.773/ θ = ln.25
2.773
θ= −
=2
ln.25
6. Given the probability density function
Find
k
 kθ
f(x,k, θ) =  xk +1 x ≥ θ
x&lt; θ
 0
P((1.5)1/k θ &lt; X &lt; (2)1/k θ)
(5 points)
(2) 1/k θ
kθk
θk
1
1
1
P((1.5) θ &lt; X &lt; ((2) θ) = ∫(1.5) 1/k θ k+ 1dx = − k
=− +
=
x
x (1.5) 1/k θ
2 1.5 6
1/k
1/k
(2) 1/k θ
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