(Papers) ACET Paper May 2010 "CT3 – Probability &
The following amounts are the sizes of claims (in Rs.) on house
insurance policies for a certain type of repair.
199, 240, 215, 209, 230, 210, 218, 215, 203, 210, 218, 201, 206, 216, 212
(a) Two statisticians, A and B find the inter quartile range as
10.75 and 12.00 respectively. Comment on whether statistician A or B or both are
(b) Determine the sample mean and sample variance of the data.
(c) Assuming the data to be normally distributed, find the probability of a
claim amount exceeding Rs. 230
(d) Empirically find the probability of a claim amount exceeding Rs. 230 and
hence comment on your observation when compared with the answer in (c)
The following is true about the masses of elephants from a
sample of 12:
5 elephants weigh 900 kilograms each; 4 elephants weigh 1,000
kilograms each; 3 elephants weigh 1,396 kilograms each.
Show that the empirical skewness coefficient for this sample is
A test to detect H1N1 virus shows 5% positive result for those
not having H1N1 and 100% positive results for those having H1N1. The probability
of occurrence of H1N1 is (1/1000).
What is the probability that a person found to have a positive
result actually has H1N1 assuming that you know nothing about the person’s