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Homework Help: Calculations and probability

  1. Oct 5, 2008 #1
    How do yo do these calculations??
    help plz!

    for ex would a + b be, 90.043 ± 14.344???

    (a) 23.043 ± 4.321
    (b) 67 ± 9.023
    (c) 33.1492934 ± 2
    a = 40 ± 5
    b = 30 ± 3
    c = 20 ± 1
    t = 1.2 ± 0.1
    Calculate a + b, a + b + c, a / t, and (a + c) / t.

    Calculate (1.23 ± 0.03) +pi . (pi is the irrational number 3.14159265…)

    Calculate (1.23 ± 0.03) × pi

    Totally lost for these ones... :|

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    Amazingly, you have rolled a seven 9 times in a row. What is the probability that you will get a seven on the next roll?

    You have a large dataset that is normally distributed. If you choose one data point at random from the dataset, what is the probability that it will lie within one standard deviation of the
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