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Introductory Statistics
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Introductory Statistics

Introductory Statistics

Book edition OER 2018
Author(s) Barbara Illowsky, Susan Dean
Pages 902 pages
ISBN 9781938168208

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A subway train arrives every eight minutes during rush hour. We are interested in the length of time a commuter must wait for a train to arrive. The time follows a uniform distribution. a. Define the random variable. X = _______ b. X ~ _______ c. Graph the probability distribution. d. f(x) = _______ e. μ = _______ f. σ = _______ g. Find the probability that the commuter waits less than one minute. h. Find the probability that the commuter waits between three and four minutes. i. Sixty percent of commuters wait more than how long for the train? State this in a probability question, similarly to parts g and h, draw the picture, and find the probabilit

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Step 1: Measurement of variables


As per basis of provided information , X is the time length commuter that wait for a train


Uniform distribution of random variable X is


c. The probability distribution is

f(x)= 1b-a=18-0=18

So, the graph is


The calculation of part c is

f(x)=1800<x<8o is for otherwise


The mean value is



The value of standard deviation



P(x<1)=base × height=(1-0)×18=0.125

Step 2: Calculation of variables

h. The calculation

P(3 < x < 4)= base ×height =(4-3)×18 =0.125

i. The calculation of probability

P( x>k) =base ×height0.60=(8-k)×18k=3.2

The curve of the probability

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