Please find links to key chapters from this area - Statistics, Descriptive and Applications, of the course below. In addition, here is a growing collection of practice questions for you to use as a reviw exercise for the whole unit. Currently there are 5 exam style questions worth 38 marks and should be completed in about 40 minutes, before looking at the solutions.

The number of days of rain per month in a town in Louisiana was recorded for a priod of 12 months. the data is shown below.

10, 8, 8, 7, 8, 12, 13, 12, 10, 8, x, 7

The mdeian value for this data set is 8.5

a) Find the value of x

b) Find the mean number of days it rains per month

c) Find the standard deviation

a) x =

b) Mean =

c) Standard deviation =

a) For the median value to be 8.5, the average of the 6th and 7th value must be 8.5. this can only happen if the 6th is 8 and the 7th is 9. There is no 9 in the list so x must be 9.

b) From the GDC, the mean value is 9.33 (3sf)

c) From the GDC, the Stndard deviation is 1.97 (3sf)

*Be aware - make sure your calculator is counting '1' of each of the items in list 1 and not looking for a frequency in list 2.

Shorter P1 style question - 6 marks

Looking for something in the water around Cold Mountain, scientists measured the amount of disolved Oxygen in the water and the temperature of the water on different days investigate the change. Here are the results.

Temperature

18

7.7

4.2

23.3

14.4

22.1

11.2

Dissolved O2 (mg/l)

4.7

8.6

12.5

4

5

4

7

Using this data, find

a) The Pearson's product moment correlation coefficient

b) The equation of the regression line y on x

Using the equation of the regression line,

c) Estimate the concentration of dissolved oxygen when the temperature is 10°

a) R =

b) y = x + (fpr y=mx+c fill in the values for m and c)

c) Concentration = mg/l

a) From the GDC, r = -0.925 (3sf)

b) From the GDC, y = -0.402x + 12.3 (3sf)

c) y = -0.402 X 10 + 12.3 = 8.28

Shorter P1 style question - 6 marks

In a prison, a sample of 310 inmates are surveyed about the number of books they read in the last year. The results are shown in the table below.

Number of books

Number of inmates

0 to 4

60

5 to 9

106

10 to 14

93

15 to 19

a

20 to 24

9

a) What is the value of a?

b) In which class interval does the median value lie?

c) Work out an estimate for the mean number of books read by the inmates.

a) a =

b) to

c) Estimated mean = books

a) Because the total is 310 (given in the question) the missing frequency must be 42 to make that so.

b) There are 310 results, the median will be between the 155th and 156th, both of these are in this second category

c) From the GDC making sure that it is set up to read list 2 as a frequency. List one should be the midpoints of the class intervals. In this case, with discrete data, there are 5 possible answers for each interval, so the midpoint is the middle one. In the first case, 0 to 4, the 5 posisble answers are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, so the midpoint is 2.

At a nursing home the following observed frequencies were collected to see if the likelihood of speaking another language was dependent on age group. The following data was collected

Speaks 1 language

Speaks more than 1 loanguage

71 - 80

13

18

81 - 90

43

28

91 - 100

21

14

a) Calculate the expected frequency for the number of people in the 71 - 80 age group who speak more than 1 language

b) Calculate the expected frequency for the number of people in the 91 - 100 age group who speak only one language.

c) Calculate the number of degrees of freedom for this test.

d) Calculate the p number for this test

e) Conclude using a 10% significance level (enter A, for accept and R for reject)

e) We accept because the probability of independence (p number) is 19% which is higher than the significance level of 10% (this explanation will be expected)

The height of a sample of men in 1935 was normally distributed with a mean average of 170cm and a standard deviation of 6cm.

aWhat is the probability that a man chosen from that sample would be

a) more than 160 cm tall?

b) Between 180 cm and 190 cm tall

In 1999, a similar sample showed a normal distribution with an average od 178cm and a standard deviation of 8.5cm

For this sample, the probability of random selected man being above 'x' cm tall is 0.3

c) What is the value of x?

The probability of a randomly selected person from the sample being between 'y' and 180 cm is also 0.3.

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