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The Chi-Square Distribution: Review Questions

Module by: Roberta Bloom. E-mail the author

Based on: The Chi-Square Distribution: Review by Susan Dean, Barbara Illowsky, Ph.D.

Summary: Copy of Review Questions module m17057 (http://cnx.org/content/m17057/) from Collaborative Statistics by Dean and Illowsky http://cnx.org/content/col10522/ , 12/18/2008 . The FORMAT only of the question numbering has been changed.

The next two questions refer to the following real study:

A recent survey of U.S. teenage pregnancy was answered by 720 girls, age 12 - 19. 6% of the girls surveyed said they have been pregnant. (Parade Magazine) We are interested in the true proportion of U.S. girls, age 12 - 19, who have been pregnant.

Exercise 1: REVIEW QUESTION 1

Find the 95% confidence interval for the true proportion of U.S. girls, age 12 - 19, who have been pregnant.

Solution

REVIEW QUESTION 1 Solution : 0 . 0424 , 0 . 0770 0 . 0424 , 0 . 0770 size 12{ left (0 "." "0424",0 "." "0770" right )} {}

Exercise 2: REVIEW QUESTION 2

The report also stated that the results of the survey are accurate to within ± 3.7% at the 95% confidence level. Suppose that a new study is to be done. It is desired to be accurate to within 2% of the 95% confidence level. What will happen to the minimum number that should be surveyed?

Solution

REVIEW QUESTION 2 Solution : 2401

Exercise 3: REVIEW QUESTION 3

Given: XX ~ Exp(13)Exp(13). Sketch the graph that depicts: PX>1PX>1 size 12{P left (X>1 right )} {}.

The next four questions refer to the following information:

Suppose that the time that owners keep their cars (purchased new) is normally distributed with a mean of 7 years and a standard deviation of 2 years. We are interested in how long an individual keeps his car (purchased new). Our population is people who buy their cars new.

Exercise 4: REVIEW QUESTION 4

60% of individuals keep their cars at most how many years?

Solution

REVIEW QUESTION 4 Solution : 7.5 years

Exercise 5: REVIEW QUESTION 5

Suppose that we randomly survey one person. Find the probability that person keeps his/her car less than 2.5 years.

Solution

REVIEW QUESTION 5 Solution : 0.0122

Exercise 6: REVIEW QUESTION 6

If we are to pick individuals 10 at a time, find the distribution for the average car length ownership.

Solution

REVIEW QUESTION 6 Solution : N 7,0 . 63 N 7,0 . 63 size 12{N left (7,0 "." "63" right )} {}

Exercise 7: REVIEW QUESTION 7

If we are to pick 10 individuals, find the probability that the sum of their ownership time is more than 55 years.

Solution

REVIEW QUESTION 7 Solution : 0.9911

Exercise 8: REVIEW QUESTION 8

For which distribution is the median not equal to the mean?

  • A. Uniform
  • B. Exponential
  • C. Normal
  • D. Student-t

Solution

REVIEW QUESTION 8 Solution : B

Exercise 9: REVIEW QUESTION 9

Compare the standard normal distribution to the student-t distribution, centered at 0. Explain which of the following are true and which are false.

  • a. As the number surveyed increases, the area to the left of -1 for the student-t distribution approaches the area for the standard normal distribution.
  • b. As the number surveyed increases, the area to the left of -1 for the standard normal distribution approaches the area for the student-t distribution.
  • c. As the degrees of freedom decrease, the graph of the student-t distribution looks more like the graph of the standard normal distribution.
  • d. If the number surveyed is less than 30, the normal distribution should never be used.

Solution

REVIEW QUESTION 9 Solution

  • a. True
  • b. False
  • c. False
  • d. False

The next five questions refer to the following information:

We are interested in the checking account balance of a twenty-year-old college student. We randomly survey 16 twenty-year-old college students. We obtain a sample mean of $640 and a sample standard deviation of $150. Let XX size 12{X} {} = checking account balance of an individual twenty year old college student.

Exercise 10: REVIEW QUESTION 10

Explain why we cannot determine the distribution of XX size 12{X} {}.

Exercise 11: REVIEW QUESTION 11

If you were to create a confidence interval or perform a hypothesis test for the population average checking account balance of 20-year old college students, what distribution would you use?

Solution

REVIEW QUESTION 11 Solution : student-t with df = 15 df = 15 size 12{ ital "df"="15"} {}

Exercise 12: REVIEW QUESTION 12

Find the 95% confidence interval for the true average checking account balance of a twenty-year-old college student.

Solution

REVIEW QUESTION 12 Solution : 560 . 07 , 719 . 93 560 . 07 , 719 . 93 size 12{ left ("560" "." "07","719" "." "93" right )} {}

Exercise 13: REVIEW QUESTION 13

What type of data is the balance of the checking account considered to be?

Solution

REVIEW QUESTION 13 Solution : quantitative - continuous

Exercise 14: REVIEW QUESTION 14

What type of data is the number of 20 year olds considered to be?

Solution

REVIEW QUESTION 14 Solution : quantitative - discrete

Exercise 15: REVIEW QUESTION 15

On average, a busy emergency room gets a patient with a shotgun wound about once per week. We are interested in the number of patients with a shotgun wound the emergency room gets per 28 days.

  • a. Define the random variable XX size 12{X} {}.
  • b. State the distribution for XX size 12{X} {}.
  • c. Find the probability that the emergency room gets no patients with shotgun wounds in the next 28 days.

Solution

REVIEW QUESTION 15 Solution

  • b. P 4 P 4 size 12{P left (4 right )} {}
  • c. 0.0183

The next two questions refer to the following information:

The probability that a certain slot machine will pay back money when a quarter is inserted is 0.30 . Assume that each play of the slot machine is independent from each other. A person puts in 15 quarters for 15 plays.

Exercise 16: REVIEW QUESTION 16

REVIEW QUESTION 16 Removed

Exercise 17: REVIEW QUESTION 17

Is it likely that exactly 8 of the 15 plays would pay back money? Justify your answer numerically.

Solution

REVIEW QUESTION 17 Solution : No; P X = 8 = 0 . 0348 P X = 8 = 0 . 0348 size 12{P left (X=8 right )=0 "." "0348"} {}

Exercise 18: REVIEW QUESTION 18

A game is played with the following rules:

  • it costs $10 to enter
  • a fair coin is tossed 4 times
  • if you do not get 4 heads or 4 tails, you lose your $10
  • if you get 4 heads or 4 tails, you get back your $10, plus $30 more

Over the long run of playing this game, what are your expected earnings?

Solution

REVIEW QUESTION 18 Solution : You will lose $5

Exercise 19: REVIEW QUESTION 19

  • The average grade on a math exam in Rachel’s class was 74, with a standard deviation of 5. Rachel earned an 80.
  • The average grade on a math exam in Becca’s class was 47, with a standard deviation of 2. Becca earned a 51.
  • The average grade on a math exam in Matt’s class was 70, with a standard deviation of 8. Matt earned an 83.

Find whose score was the best, compared to his or her own class. Justify your answer numerically.

Solution

REVIEW QUESTION 19 Solution : Becca

The next two questions refer to the following information:

70 compulsive gamblers were asked the number of days they go to casinos per week. The results are given in the following graph:

Figure 1
Histogram of 5 bars with relative frequency on the y-axis, from 0.1-0.3 in increments of 0.1, and number of days on the x-axis, from 0-7 in increments of 1. No bars are present for 4 or 6.

Exercise 20: REVIEW QUESTION 20

Find the number of responses that were “5".

Solution

REVIEW QUESTION 20 Solution : 14

Exercise 21: REVIEW QUESTION 21

Find the mean, standard deviation, all four quartiles and IQR.

Solution

REVIEW QUESTION 21 Solution

  • Mean = 3.2
  • Quartiles = 1.85, 2, 3, and 5
  • IQR = 3

Exercise 22: REVIEW QUESTION 22

Based upon research at De Anza College, it is believed that about 19% of the student population speaks a language other than English at home.

Suppose that a study was done this year to see if that percent has decreased. Ninety-eight students were randomly surveyed with the following results. Fourteen said that they speak a language other than English at home.

  • a. State an appropriate null hypothesis.
  • b. State an appropriate alternate hypothesis.
  • c. Define the Random Variable, P'P' size 12{P'} {}.
  • d. Calculate the test statistic.
  • e. Calculate the p-value.
  • f. At the 5% level of decision, what is your decision about the null hypothesis?
  • g. What is the Type I error?
  • h. What is the Type II error?

Solution

REVIEW QUESTION 22 Solution

  • d. z = 1 . 19 z = 1 . 19 size 12{z= - 1 "." "19"} {}
  • e. 0.1171
  • f. Do not reject the null

Exercise 23: REVIEW QUESTION 23

Assume that you are an emergency paramedic called in to rescue victims of an accident. You need to help a patient who is bleeding profusely. The patient is also considered to be a high risk for contracting AIDS. Assume that the null hypothesis is that the patient does not have the HIV virus. What is a Type I error?

Solution

REVIEW QUESTION 23 Solution

The Type I error would be to conclude that the patient has the HIV virus when in reality the patient does not have the HIV virus.

Exercise 24: REVIEW QUESTION 24

It is often said that Californians are more casual than the rest of Americans. Suppose that a survey was done to see if the proportion of Californian professionals that wear jeans to work is greater than the proportion of non-Californian professionals. Fifty of each was surveyed with the following results. 10 Californians wear jeans to work and 4 non-Californians wear jeans to work.

  • CC size 12{C} {} = Californian professional
  • NCNC size 12{ ital "NC"} {} = non-Californian professional
  • a. State appropriate null and alternate hypotheses.
  • b. Define the Random Variable.
  • c. Calculate the test statistic and p-value.
  • d. At the 5% level of decision, do you accept or reject the null hypothesis?
  • e. What is the Type I error?
  • f. What is the Type II error?

Solution

REVIEW QUESTION 24 Solution

  • c. z = 1 . 73 z = 1 . 73 size 12{z=1 "." "73"} {} ; p = 0 . 0419 p = 0 . 0419 size 12{p=0 "." "0419"} {}
  • d. Reject the null

The next two questions refer to the following information:

A group of Statistics students have developed a technique that they feel will lower their anxiety level on statistics exams. They measured their anxiety level at the start of the quarter and again at the end of the quarter. Recorded is the paired data in that order: (1000, 900); (1200, 1050); (600, 700); (1300, 1100); (1000, 900); (900, 900).

Exercise 25: REVIEW QUESTION 25

This is a test of (pick the best answer):

  • A. large samples, independent means
  • B. small samples, independent means
  • C. dependent means

Solution

REVIEW QUESTION 25 Solution : C

Exercise 26: REVIEW QUESTION 26

State the distribution to use for the test.

Solution

REVIEW QUESTION 26 Solution : t 5 t 5 size 12{t rSub { size 8{5} } } {}

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