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This activity contains 15 questions.

Question 1.
The numeric value representing the chance that a particular event will occur is referred to as __________.

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Question 2.
The basic elements of probability theory are the individual __________ of a process due to a particular event.

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Question 3.
____________ approach to assigning probability always assumes that all elementary events are equally likely to occur.

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Question 4.
If two events A and B are __________, then the probability that both event A and event B will occur is equal to the product of their respective probabilities.

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Question 5.
The weighted average over all possible outcomes for a discrete variable is also called the __________.

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Question 6.
A ______________ for a discrete random variable is a complete set of all possible distinct outcomes and their probabilities of occurring.

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Question 7.
Choose the following property that is not essential to the binomial distribution.

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Question 8.
The __________ of a binomial distribution is the product of its two parameters, n and p.

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Question 9.
The probability that the xth success occurs on the nth trial, in case that there is a constant probability of success, p, is determined using a _____________ distribution.

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Question 10.
If one out of every 25 students is expected to fail an exam, determine the probability that a professor grading exams from a class of 100, will give the first exam a failing grade.

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Question 11.
A researcher has found that the number of defective parts produced for a given process follows a Poisson distribution with a mean of 5.8 defective parts per hour. Give the standard deviation for the number of defective parts for this process.

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Question 12.
A chemical engineer is trying to electroplate copper onto a circuit board. The engineer has found that the probability that a plating will be successful follows a geometric distribution and has a mean of 12. Determine the standard deviation for this process.

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Question 13.
A box contains the following geodes, 4 hemalites, 5 tiger eyes, and 3 smoky quartz. If 3 geodes are removed, what is the probability that exactly two will be smoky quartz? (Use the formula for the hypergeometric distribution.)

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Question 14.
A hypergeometric distribution has a mean of 15 when the sample size is 30 and the population size is 100. Determine the standard deviation for the distribution.

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Question 15.
If two events are _________, they cannot occur at the same time.

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