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FORMF

Statistics&Probability
Fall2014
FinalExam
SELFSCORE(15)

TEACHERSCORE(15)

1.ComparingDistributions
2.ZScoreFormula
3.Scatterplot
4.Residuals
5.GraphingCorrelations

5
I understand the
concept. I can
explain the concepts
and I can make
connections to other
concepts and to real
life. I can teach it
well to other people.

4
I understand
the concept. I
can explain
the concepts
in writing. I
might make a
minor
computation
error.

3
I understand
the concept. I
can almost
explain it. I
might make
some minor
mistakes.

2
I need my notes
or help to solve
and understand
the concept. I
am not able to
make
connections and
I struggle to
make
connections.

1
I need A LOT
of help to
understand
the concept.
Less than
60% of my
work is
mathematical
ly correct.

Name__________________________________Period_____

1.COMPARINGDISTRIBUTIONS
TheInformationTechnologyServicesdivisionatauniversityisconsideringinstallinganewspamfiltersoftwareproduct
onallcampuscomputerstocombatunwantedadvertisingandspyware.Asampleof60campuscomputerswasrandomly
dividedintotwogroupsof30computerseach.Onegroupof30wasconsideredtobeacontrolgroup,whileeachcomputer
intheothergrouphadthespamfiltersoftwareinstalled.Duringatwoweekperiodeachcomputeruserwasinstructedto
keeptrackofthenumberofunwantedspamemailsreceived.Thedatabelowlistthenumberofspamoncontrol
computersandthetreatmentcomputers:

Control
Treatmen
t

9
2

8
5

7
7

10
8

12
9

12
9

15
9

19
10

21
15

24
19

25
24

30
41

34
24

30
15

34
8

CreateTWOdistributions:(1)forthenumberofspamemailsforthecontrolcomputersand(2)forthetreatment
computers.

a. ComparethedistributionsusingSOCS.

b.Isthespywareeffective?Whyorwhynot?

2.ZSCOREFORMULA

AssumethatthefollowingdistributionisNormal.Thedatabelowistheamountofcaloriesrandomlyreportedin
fastfooditems.
268303260660180290290360300200490220230
A.CreatetheNormaldistribution.

B.Whatisthepercentoffastfooditemsthatthathavebetween250and300calories?

C.Whatisthepercentoffastfooditemsthathavemorethan260calories?

D.JackIntheBoxclaimsthattheirpackageofranchdipfallsinthe15thpercentileforcaloriesoffastfood.How
manycaloriesistheranchdip?

E.Whydowesubtracttheproportionfrom1whenwearefindingthepercentagethatisgreaterthanx?(Hint,
drawapicturetomakeyourexplanationevenmoreexcellent!)

3.SCATTERPLOT
Ahighschoolhasaroomsetasideafterschoolforstudentstoplaygames.Theattendancedataaresummarized
inthefollowingdata.
Week
Attendanc
e

1
73

2
78

3
84

4
88

5
29

6
35

7
39

8
44

A. Whatisthelinearregression(bestfitline?)

B. Interprettheslopeoftheregressionlineincontext.Doesthisseemtoadequatelyexplainthedata?Whyor
whynot?

C. Createascatterplotanddrawthebestfitline.

D. Describethescatterplot

4.RESIDUALS
Usetheinformationgiveninquestion#3toanswerthefollowingquestions:
A.Whatisthepredictedvalueofattendanceat5weeks?

B.Whatistheresidualofattendanceat3weeks?

C.Whattheattendanceat3weeksoverestimatedoranunderestimated?Howdoyouknow?

5.GRAPHINGCORRELATIONS
A)Createyourowngraphthatmeetsthefollowingcriteria:

Moderate,positivelycorrelatedscatterplot
Has1outlierthatisunderestimated(circleit)

EXTRACREDIT!
A.If75%ofallfamiliesspendmorethan$75weeklyforfood,while15%spendmorethan$150,1)whatisthe
meanweeklyexpenditure(cost)and2)whatisthestandarddeviation?

B. Thestandarddeviationofasetofobservationsis0.Whatcanyouconclude?

C.WhatwasthemostmeaningfulthingyoulearnedfromMs.Luuthissemester?(Itcanbeaboutthecontent,
skill,habits,life,etc.)