MATH200 — Practice Quiz: Chapter 3 — 35 min

# Practice Quiz: Chapter 3

Work this like a regular quiz, using only your crib sheet. Give yourself a maximum of 35 minutes, then turn to the solutions and see how you did.

Remember, you must show your work for full credit on any problems involving computation.

1(points: 2½)  SAT verbal scores are normally distributed, with a mean of 500 and standard deviation of 100. You randomly select a test taker. What’s the probability that s/he scored between 500 and 700?

2(points: 2½) Mensa, the largest high-IQ society, accepts SAT scores as indicating intelligence. Assume that the mean combined SAT score is 1500, with standard deviation 300. Jacinto scored a combined 2070.

Maria took a traditional IQ test and scored 129. On that test, the mean is 100 and the standard deviation is 15.

From the test scores, who is more intelligent? Explain.

3(points: 1) In a particular data set, the mean is 8700 and the median is 5000. What if anything can you say about the shape of the distribution?

Test Scores Frequencies, f
470.0–479.915
480.0–489.922
490.0–499.929
500.0–509.950
510.0–519.938

4(points: 5)  At right is a sample shown as a grouped frequency distribution. Compute the following quantities and label each with its proper symbol: (a) sample size, (b) mean, (c) standard deviation. Round to two decimal places.

Use any valid method, but show your work. (Begin by filling in the third column including column heading.)

5(points: 4) Here are the sale prices of 15 randomly selected houses in Joliet IL in December 2004, from Sullivan, Michael, Fundamentals of Statistics 2/e (Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008), page 171, problem 4:

138,820   169,541   135,512   149,143   140,794   153,146   99,000   136,924
136,833   115,000   124,757   128,429   157,216   149,380   136,529

Compute the five-number summary and make a box plot. (You might want to do that on your TI-83 and copy the plot to your paper.)

Solutions to this practice quiz are available at http://www.tc3.edu/instruct/sbrown/stat/