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## Question number: 157

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Appeared in Year: 2014

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Explain the procedure for testing the hypothesis of equality of variances of two independent normal populations when population means are unknown. Write down the sampling distribution of the statistic. A sample of size 10 is drawn from each of two uncorrelated normal populations. Sample means and variances are:

1 st population: mean = 7, variance = 26

2 nd population: mean = 4; variance = 10

Test at 5 % level of significance whether the first population has greater standard deviation than that of the second population. [Given F 0.05,9, 9 = 3·18]

### Explanation

Let X 1, X 2, …, X n and Y 1, Y 2, …Y m are the samples taken from independent N (µ 1, σ 1 2) and N (µ 2, σ 2 2).

In this question the hypothesis for testing is

Let s 1 2 and s 2 2 be the estimates variances of σ 1 2 and σ 2 2 based on sample sizes n and m.

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## Question number: 158

» Statistical Methods » Non-Parametric Test » Mann-Whitney

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Appeared in Year: 2009

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Given the following data:

 x 0 1 3 f (x) 1 3 55

find a polynomial P (x) of degree 2 or less so that P (x) = f (x) at the tabulated values of x. Hence

approximate f (2).

### Explanation

Let the a polynomial is P (X) = kx 2 +lx + m, where k, l, m are constants which is determine by using Lagrange’s interpolation polynomial because the x values is not equal interval.

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## Question number: 159

» Statistical Methods » Tests of Significance » Chi-Square

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Appeared in Year: 2009

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Explain the method of testing normality by using chi-squared test.

### Explanation

Let X is a random variable follows normal distribution with mean µ and variance σ 2. The testing of null hypothesis is that the population variance σ 2 equals a specified value against one of the usual alternatives σ 2 < , σ 2 > , or σ 2 . The appropriate statistic on which to base our d

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## Question number: 160

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Appeared in Year: 2011

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Verify the following identities:

(i)

(ii)

### Explanation

Let A and B are two possible events in the sample space.

(i) Additive law of probability is

{Commutative property }

We know that

T

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## Question number: 161

» Numerical Analysis » Interpolation Formulae » Newton-Gregory

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Appeared in Year: 2010

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Estimate U 2 from the following table:

 x 1 2 3 4 5 U x 7 - 13 21 37

### Explanation

To find the missing value, we use binomial expansion method. Here 4 values are known, we would take fourth order finite difference zero. Thus,

Here for x = 1, U 0 =7, U 1 =? , U 2 =13, U 3 =21, U 4 =37

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