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Normal Distribution Problem

The time taken for a computer to connect to a server is normally distributed with a mean value given by 3.3 seconds and a standard deviation of 0.66 seconds. (a) A computer is said to have a fast ...
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Probabilities and Estimation of average and standard deviation

I've done a good bit of this number but I have trouble with part 2. I'll show you my work and the questions I can't figure in bold. A guy has a machine that scans his apples. The machine rules are : ...
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Standard Deviation ( Sort of ) Problem

I have a bunch of particles spread over a 2D area. I plan to fit a a distribution to describe the spread. To start off : I have about 100 particles arranged in a circular pattern in a "unit" ...
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Using Least Squares method to determine unknown variables

Hey guys my next test is coming up and my professor gave us a study guide that we "should" be able to compete. Here is one of the questions I don't know how to attack: I dont just want an answer. I ...
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Standard deviation / Bell Shaped Distribution

In a forest, it is known that the circumference of 10 year old oak trees when measured three feet above the ground is 20 inches with a standard deviation of 4.5 inches. It is also known that these ...
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Standard deviation and intervals

I'm working on some homework and I'm stuck on a question that is not making sense to me in terms of my answer. The question states: ...
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Chebychev to get at least 90 %

Im am given a list of integers and asked to give the interval that contains at least 90 % of my values. Values : $62,56,72,83,66,77,62,71,50,58, 74,81,76,67,70,70,69,67,80,81, ...
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Confidence interval and normal distribution

For question (a), is the answer 0.7143? For question (b), is the answer 10.85 and 11.95 ?
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Finding Missing Observed Scores given standard deviation and mean

The question that i'm being asked it: the mean of 10 observed scores was 20 and the standard deviation if 6.0. the observed scores are {16,11,20,24,29,24,16,20,,} what are the two missing scores I ...
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Interquartile Rang concept / Problem?

If a set of data consists of only the first ten positive mulitple of $5$, what is the interquartile range of the set ? I have tried to solve but my answer is wrong..
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Finding 'symmetrical range' from mean.

A machine used to make butter where its masses are normally distributed with mean m and standard deviation s.It is found that 5% from these butters are having mass more than 85g where else 10% are of ...
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Explanation for correlation coefficients and standard deviation rolling 3 dice

Roll in MATLAB 500 times threesome-dice (3 dice) and sum them.Find in addition: max and min in each sequence mean values of sum/min/max. deviations of sum/min/max. correlation ...
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to calculate standard deviation using mean and sample size [duplicate]

Given the mean as $1336$ and sample size as $24$, how to calculate standard deviation when the deviation scores and sample figures are unknown.
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7.7 standard deviations away from the mean?

I'm confused. I have a problem where I have to find the probability that x is below the z value 7.7. My z table only goes to z values of 3.4. How do I calculate this? These are the hints my teacher ...
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Compare Standard Deviation

The Obama vacations have cost an average of 4 million and a standard deviation of 5 million. The Bush vacations have cost an average of 3 million and a standard deviation of 2 million. What is more ...
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Standard Deviation and Variance

Since the start of the Obama presidency, the average number of minutes playing golf each week is 160 minutes and the standard deviation is 20 minutes. The average number of minutes attending cabinet ...
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Simple standard deviation question using stocks as example

The following table is from page 171 of Fundamentals of Investing (11th edition) by Gitman, Joehnk, Smart. Please consider only the X, Y and XY columns (second, third, fifth). Portfolio XY comprises ...
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Calculating missing data points from standard deviation and mean

I have to figure out what to missing data points are from a set of 10 scores. The mean of the 10 observed scores is 20.0 and the standard deviation is 6.0. The observed scores are listed below, with ...
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Which is a better measure of uncertainty: standard deviation or resolution uncertainty?

Let's say I take a ton of measurements of the diameter of a marble with a 0.001" resolution micrometer, and I calculate the standard deviation of the sample set. Would the standard deviation be a ...
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Standard Deviation vs Standard Error

I am confused about the difference between standard deviation and error. When do I use which? From my lecture: Standard deviation quantifies spread of data about mean Standard error measures spread ...
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Effects of subtracting numbers in a set of random variables on their mean and standard deviation

This is a question about linear combinations of independent random variables. X and Y are independent random variables. $X$ has mean 2 and standard deviation 4. $Y$ has mean 3 and standard deviation ...
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How can I figure out a set of values that most of my population will hit 99% of the time?

I am not a math person, I'm trying to put together a spreadsheet in excel that takes the square footage for every property in a county as the only input. I want to then generate a list of square ...
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Can't find Standard Deviation for Continuous Random Variable

Here is my homework problem. Again, sorry for the formatting: A continuous random variable X has a symmetric distribution with mean 18. A brilliant mathematician has estimated that the probability ...
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Chebyshev's theorem

OK, so here's the question (not my homework - which is line segments -_-) According to Chebyshev's theorem, how many standard deviations from the mean would make up the central 60% of ...