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Question number: 236
» Probability » Probability Distributions » Exponential
Question
Suppose that the lifetime of a bulb is modeled by an exponential distribution with (unknown) parameter λ. We test 5 bulbs and find they have lifetimes of 2,3, 1,3, and 4 years, respectively. What is the MLE for λ?
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Choice (4)  Response  

a. 


b. 


c. 


d.  None of the above 

Question number: 237
» Probability » Bayes' Theorem and Applications
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Most (70%) of the taxis in Rajkot are green, with the rest (30%) being yellow. In a traffic accident involving a hitandrun taxi, a witness claims the taxi was yellow. Careful testing shows that the witness can successfully identify the color of a taxi only 75 % of the time due to bad eyesight. On the balance of probabilities, should we hold Yellow Taxi Company liable?
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Choice (4)  Response  

a.  Information insufficient. 

b.  Yellow taxi Company should not be held liable. 

c.  Yellow taxi Company should be held liable. 

d.  Can’t make any claim. 

Question number: 238
» Probability » Probability Distributions » Cauchy
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If has the standard Cauchy distribution, then will follow________.
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Choice (4)  Response  

a.  A Student t distribution with 2 degree of freedom. 

b.  A Chisquare distribution. 

c.  A Laplace distribution. 

d.  None of the above 

Question number: 239
» Probability » Probability Distributions » Poisson
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Which of the following statement is/are false regarding following curve?
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Choice (4)  Response  

a.  D have smallest value of λ. 

b.  All can follow Poisson distribution. 

c.  A have smallest value of λ. 

d.  All of the above 
