Randomness and Probability

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2. __________________________

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Follow the Minitab instructions under the technology exercises link on the website for information about how to do the problems.

- Create a contingency table for the race and sex of the respondents to the
2000 General Social Survey. Use the table to answer these questions.
- Create a joint probability distribution.
- Make a conditional probability for race.
- Make a conditional probability for sex.
- What is the probability that a randomly selected person will be of another race besides white or black?
- What is the probability that a randomly selected person will be a white female?
- What is the probability that a randomly selected person will be a white or a female?
- What is the probability that a randomly selected male will be black?
- What is the probability that a randomly selected black will be male?

- Demonstrate the Law of Large numbers by generating 1000 values with a probability of ________. Do this four times and place all four graphs on the same graph. Describe what the Law of Large numbers says and how this graph demonstrates that.
- In Technology Project 3, we learned that Jalen Rose
of the Chicago Bulls averages 19 field goal attempts
per game
and
makes 40.6%
of his attempts.
- Explain why the binomial distribution is appropriate for the number of shots made.
- Create a probability distribution for the number of shots made during an average game.
- Graph the probability distribution.