# Probability (ISS Statistics Paper I (Old Subjective Pattern)): Questions 44 - 51 of 72

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## Question number: 44

» Probability » Expectation

Appeared in Year: 2011

### Describe in Detail

Show that E (X - a) ^{2} is minimized for a = E (X), assuming that the· first 2 moments of X exist.

### Explanation

Assume Y = E (X - a) ^{2}

Here we want to minimized Y for a that is

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## Question number: 45

» Probability » Distribution Function » Standard Probability Distributions

Appeared in Year: 2015

### Describe in Detail

Let X have pdf

Obtain the cdf of Y = X ^{2}.

### Explanation

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## Question number: 46

» Probability » Convergence » In Distribution

Appeared in Year: 2014

### Describe in Detail

{X _{n}} is a sequence of independent variables. Show that

where X is a random variable. Is the converse true?

### Explanation

The sequence X _{n} converges to X in probability if for any ε > 0

The sequence X _{n} converges to the distribution of X as n tends to infinity if

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## Question number: 47

» Probability » Distribution Function » Standard Probability Distributions

Appeared in Year: 2010

### Describe in Detail

Let k > 0 be a constant, and

Obtain P (X > 0.3).

### Explanation

We first find the k value for which the f (x) is purely probability density function that is

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## Question number: 48

» Probability » Probability of M Events Out of N

Appeared in Year: 2010

### Describe in Detail

A unbaised die is rolled twice. Let A be the event that the first throw shows a number ≤ 2, and B be the event that the second throw shows at least 5. Show that P (AUB) =5/9.

### Explanation

A fair die is rolled twice; the sample space consists of thirty six outcomes. The sample space is

(1, 1), (1, 2), (1, 3), (1, 4), (1, 5), (1, 6)

(2, 1), (2, 2), (2, 3), (2, 4), (2, 5), (2, 6)

(3, 1), (3, 2), (3, 3), (3, 4),… (174 more words) …

## Question number: 49

» Probability » Tchebycheffs Inequality

Appeared in Year: 2009

### Describe in Detail

Let X ~ BIN (100, 0.2). Compute P [10 ≤ X ≤ 30].

### Explanation

X ~ BIN (100, 0.2), where n = 100, p = 0.2, q = 0.8

E (X) =np = 20, Var (X) =npq = 16, σ = 4

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## Question number: 50

» Probability » Definitions and Axiomatic Approach

Appeared in Year: 2013

### Describe in Detail

Let X have the density function,

(i) Find the constant c.

(ii) Find the distribution function.

(iii) Compute P [X > -1/2].

### Explanation

(I) To find the value of c using this density function, the integral of density is equal to one by probability definition. The range of X is|X| < 1

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## Question number: 51

» Probability » Standard Probability Distributions » Geometric

Appeared in Year: 2012

### Describe in Detail

Write down the probability mass function of geometric distribution. State and prove its ‘lack of memory property’. Find also the mean and the variance of the distribution.

### Explanation

If there are number of trails such that the probability of success is p. So, the probability that there are x failures before the first success is

This is the probability mass function… (555 more words) …