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Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani

Distance Learning Programmes Division


Second Semester 2006-2007
Comprehensive Examination (EC-2 Regular)
Course No.
Course Title
Nature of Exam
Weightage
Duration
Date of Exam
Note:
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: AAOC ZC111
: PROBABILITY & STATISTICS
: Open Book
: 60%
: 3 Hours
: 31/03/2007 (FN)

No. of Pages
=1
No. of Questions = 8

Please follow all the Instructions to Candidates given on the cover page of the answer book.
All parts of a question should be answered consecutively. Each answer should start from a fresh page.
Mobile phones and computers of any kind should not be brought inside the examination hall.
Use of any unfair means will result in severe disciplinary action.

Q.1

A manager has two assistants. His decision is based on the information supplied
independently by each of them. The probability that the manager makes a mistake in his
thinking is 0.005. The probability that each assistant gives wrong information to the
manager is 0.3. Assuming that the mistakes made by the manager are independent of the
information given by the assistants, find the probability that manager reaches to a wrong
decision.
[6]

Q.2

If a continuous random variable has the probability density function

k x(2 x),
f ( x) =
0,

0 x 2,
e.w.

Find its mean and variance.

[10]

Q.3

A and B plays a game in which their chances of winning are in the ratio of 3:2. Find As
chance of winning at least three games out of the five games played.
[7]

Q.4

If a random variable X has a normal distribution with mean 12 and variance 16,
(i) Find x0 when P ( x > x0 ) = 0.24 .
(ii) Calculate P (0 x 12) .

[3 + 4 = 7]

Q.5

The daily consumption of milk (thousands of gallons) in a city is distributed according to


Gamma Distribution with parameters = 2, = 1 . The city has a daily stock of 3000
gallons. What is the probability that the stock is insufficient on a particular day?
[6]

Q.6

The joint probability density of two random variables X and Y is given by

e ( x+ y ) , 0 x < , 0 y <
f ( x, y ) =
e.w.
0,
(i)
(ii)

Are X and Y independent ?


Find P ( X < Y | X < 2Y ) .

[3 + 5 = 8]

Q.7

A sample of 900 members has a mean 3.4 cms and standard deviation 2.61 cms. Is the
sample from a large population of mean 3.5 cms. and standard deviation 2.61 cms. at 5%
level of significance ?
[6]

Q.8

The weights of a calf taken at weekly intervals are given below. Fit a straight line using
the method of least squares and calculate the average rate of growth per week.
Age (X) :
1
2
3
4
5
6
Weight (Y) : 2.4 3.0 3.6
4.0 5.0 6.0
[10]
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