Mathematics

Question 1 of 20

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Accepted characters: numbers, decimal point markers (period or comma), sign indicators (-), spaces (e.g., as thousands separator, 5 000), “E” or “e” (used in scientific notation). NOTE: For scientific notation, a period MUST be used as the decimal point marker.

Complex numbers should be in the form (a + bi) where “a” and “b” need to have explicitly stated values.
For example: {1+1i} is valid whereas {1+i} is not. {0+9i} is valid whereas {9i} is not.

A sample of 40 country CD recordings of Willie Nelson has been examined. The average playing time of these recordings is 51.3 minutes, and the standard deviation is s = 5.8 minutes.

Using an appropriate t-multiplier, construct a 95% confidence interval for the mean playing time of all Willie Nelson recordings.

Place your LOWER limit, in minutes, rounded to 2 decimal places, in the first blank. For example, 56.78 would be a legitimate entry. [removed] .

Place your UPPER limit, in minutes, rounded to 2 decimal places, in the second blank. For example, 67.89 would be a legitimate entry. [removed]

Question 2 of 20

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Accepted characters: numbers, decimal point markers (period or comma), sign indicators (-), spaces (e.g., as thousands separator, 5 000), “E” or “e” (used in scientific notation). NOTE: For scientific notation, a period MUST be used as the decimal point marker.
Complex numbers should be in the form (a + bi) where “a” and “b” need to have explicitly stated values.
For example: {1+1i} is valid whereas {1+i} is not. {0+9i} is valid whereas {9i} is not.

A lawyer researched the average number of years served by 45 different justices on the Supreme Court. The average number of years served was 13.8 years with a standard deviation of 7.3 years. What is the 95% confidence interval estimate for the average number of years served by all Supreme Court justices? Place your limits, rounded to 1 decimal place, in the blanks. Place you lower limit in the first blank. [removed] Place your upper limit in the second blank. [removed] When entering your answer do not use any labels or symbols. Simply provide the numerical value. For example, 12.3 would be a legitimate entry.

Question 3 of 20

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Accepted characters: numbers, decimal point markers (period or comma), sign indicators (-), spaces (e.g., as thousands separator, 5 000), “E” or “e” (used in scientific notation). NOTE: For scientific notation, a period MUST be used as the decimal point marker.
Complex numbers should be in the form (a + bi) where “a” and “b” need to have explicitly stated values.
For example: {1+1i} is valid whereas {1+i} is not. {0+9i} is valid whereas {9i} is not.

The personnel department of a large corporation wants to estimate the family dental expenses of its employees to determine the feasibility of providing a dental insurance plan. A random sample of 12 employees reveals the following family dental expenses (in dollars): 115, 370, 250, 593, 540, 225, 177, 425, 318, 182, 275, and 228.

Construct a 90% confidence interval estimate for the standard deviation of family dental expenses for all employees of this corporation.

Place your LOWER limit, in dollars rounded to 1 decimal place, in the first blank. Do not use a dollar sign, a comma, or any other stray mark. For example, 123.4 would be a legitimate entry. [removed]

Place your UPPER limit, in dollars rounded to 1 decimal place, in the second blank. Do not use a dollar sign, a comma, or any other stray mark. For example, 567.8 would be a legitimate entry. [removed]

Question 4 of 20

1.0 Points

Accepted characters: numbers, decimal point markers (period or comma), sign indicators (-), spaces (e.g., as thousands separator, 5 000), “E” or “e” (used in scientific notation). NOTE: For scientific notation, a period MUST be used as the decimal point marker.
Complex numbers should be in the form (a + bi) where “a” and “b” need to have explicitly stated values.
For example: {1+1i} is valid whereas {1+i} is not. {0+9i} is valid whereas {9i} is not.

The personnel department of a large corporation wants to estimate the family dental expenses of its employees to determine the feasibility of providing a dental insurance plan. A random sample of 12 employees reveals the following family dental expenses (in dollars): 115, 370, 250, 593, 540, 225, 177, 425, 318, 182, 275, and 228.

Construct a 95% confidence interval estimate for the standard deviation of family dental expenses for all employees of this corporation.

Place your LOWER limit, in dollars rounded to 1 decimal place, in the first blank. Do not use a dollar sign, a comma, or any other stray mark. For example, 123.4 would be a legitimate entry. [removed]

Place your UPPER limit, in dollars rounded to 1 decimal place, in the second blank. Do not use a dollar sign, a comma, or any other stray mark. For example, 567.8 would be a legitimate entry. [removed]

Question 5 of 20

1.0 Points

Accepted characters: numbers, decimal point markers (period or comma), sign indicators (-), spaces (e.g., as thousands separator, 5 000), “E” or “e” (used in scientific notation). NOTE: For scientific notation, a period MUST be used as the decimal point marker.
Complex numbers should be in the form (a + bi) where “a” and “b” need to have explicitly stated values.
For example: {1+1i} is valid whereas {1+i} is not. {0+9i} is valid whereas {9i} is not.

Senior management of a consulting services firm is concerned about a growing decline in the firm’s weekly number of billable hours. The firm expects each professional employee to spend at least 40 hours per week on work. In an effort to understand this problem better, management would like to estimate the standard deviation of the number of hours their employees spend on work-related activities in a typical week. Rather than reviewing the records of all the firm’s full-time employees, the management randomly selected a sample of size 51 from the available frame. The sample mean and sample standard deviations were 48.5 and 7.5 hours, respectively.

Construct a 99% confidence interval for the standard deviation of the number of hours this firm’s employees spend on work-related activities in a typical week.

Place your LOWER limit, in hours, rounded to 1 decimal place, in the first blank. For example, 6.7 would be a legitimate entry. [removed]

Place your UPPER limit, in hours, rounded to 1 decimal place, in the second blank. For example, 12.3 would be a legitimate entry. [removed]

Question 6 of 20

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Accepted characters: numbers, decimal point markers (period or comma), sign indicators (-), spaces (e.g., as thousands separator, 5 000), “E” or “e” (used in scientific notation). NOTE: For scientific notation, a period MUST be used as the decimal point marker.
Complex numbers should be in the form (a + bi) where “a” and “b” need to have explicitly stated values.
For example: {1+1i} is valid whereas {1+i} is not. {0+9i} is valid whereas {9i} is not.

The percent defective for parts produced by a manufacturing process is targeted at 4%. The process is monitored daily by taking samples of sizes n = 160 units. Suppose that today’s sample contains 14 defectives.

How many units would have to be sampled to be 95% confident that you can estimate the fraction of defective parts within 2% (using the information from today’s sample–that is using the result that ^p = 0.0875)?

Place your answer, as a whole number, in the blank. For example 567 would be a legitimate entry. [removed]

Question 7 of 20

1.0 Points

Accepted characters: numbers, decimal point markers (period or comma), sign indicators (-), spaces (e.g., as thousands separator, 5 000), “E” or “e” (used in scientific notation). NOTE: For scientific notation, a period MUST be used as the decimal point marker.
Complex numbers should be in the form (a + bi) where “a” and “b” need to have explicitly stated values.
For example: {1+1i} is valid whereas {1+i} is not. {0+9i} is valid whereas {9i} is not.

The manufacturer of a new compact car claims the miles per gallon (mpg) for the gasoline consumption is mound-shaped and symmetric with a mean of 24.6 mpg and a standard deviation of 11.2 mpg. If 30 such cars are tested, what is the probability the average mpg achieved by these 30 cars will be greater than 27?

Answer: [removed] Round your answer to 4 decimal places as necessary. For example, 0.1357 would be a legitimate entry.

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Question 8 of 20

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A food snack manufacturer samples 15 bags of pretzels off the assembly line and weighed their contents. If the sample mean is 10.0 and the sample standard deviation is 0.15, find the 95% confidence interval estimate for the true mean.

[removed] A.(9.96, 10.04)

[removed] B.(9.68, 10.32)

[removed] C.(9.97, 10.80)

[removed] D.(9.92, 10.08)

Question 9 of 20

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The t- distribution for developing a confidence interval for a mean has _____ degrees of freedom.

[removed] A.n – 1

[removed] B.n – 2

[removed] C.n

[removed] D.n + 1

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