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Homework Help: Long probability questions need help

  1. Sep 15, 2008 #1
    In a series of N = 1000 items the quality control engineer
    assumes the proportion pd = 2:5% of defective items.
    (a) What is the expected value and the standard deviation of the number of
    defective items?

    (b) Assume that Nd is a number of defective items. What is the probability
    distribution of Nd:?

    (c) Write the normal approximation of the probability distribution of Nd:

    (d) Approximate the probability of less than 15 defective items with the aid of
    the normal approximation of the probability distribution of Nd: What is the
    exact probability?

    (e) Assume that he observed Nd = 15 defective items. What is the 95% confidence
    interval for the proportion of defective items?

    (f) With Nd = 40 test the hypothesis H0 : pd = 2:5% against the alternative
    Hα : pd > 2:5%:

    (g) Suppose he wishes to estimate the proportion of defective items with accuracy
    0:5% with 99% confidence. How many items should be taken for test?
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  3. Sep 15, 2008 #2


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    Since you deal with percentages and successes, think about the binomial distribution.
    What have you done towards answering these?
  4. Sep 15, 2008 #3


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    Perhaps you misunderstand the purpose of this forum. We are not going to answer questions for you. Show us what you have done so that we can see where you need help and offer suggestions.
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