Math 170 Study Guide: Chapters 4 - 6
- Use the multiplication principle to find the number of ways of doing something. Look at
problems 4.24 - 4.40*.
- Work a problem using multiplication of combinations. Look at problems 4.76 - 4.82*.
- Find some simple probabilities. Three parts. Look at problems 5.12 - 5.15*.
- Find some probabilities from a table. Two parts. Look at problems 5.51 - 5.56*.
- Find a probability using the multiplication rule. Look at problems 5.70 - 5.79*.
- Find probabilities of a poker hand. Two parts. This is an extended hypergeometric
- Find conditional probabilities from a table. Two parts. Look at problems 5.102 - 5.104*.
- Given a distribution, determine if it is a probability distribution. Look at problems 6.6 -
- Find the mean, variance, and standard deviation for a probability distribution. Look at
problems 6.38 - 6.46*.
- Find the expected value of a probability distribution. Look at problems 6.47 - 6.51*.
- Find some binomial probabilities. Three parts. Look at problems 6.66, 6.73 - 6.75*.
- Find the mean, variance, and standard deviation for a binomial distribution. Look at problem
- Find a hypergeometric probability. Look at problems 6.109 - 6.113*.
- Find a Poisson probability. The formula is given on the exam. Look at problems 6.100 -
- Find a multinomial probability. Look at problems 6.94 - 6.98*
- Identify each pair of events as independent or dependent. Three parts. Look at problem
- Identify which are binomial distributions or can be reduced to binomial distributions. Five
parts. Look at problem 6.63*.
- True-False. Four parts. Look at the Chapter quizzes at the end of chapters 4, 5, and 6.
- Supply the term being defined. You should know the following terms: (4) Combination,
Permutation; (5) Complement of an event, Conditional probability, Dependent events, Event,
Independent Events, Mutually exclusive events, Probability, Sample space; (6) Binomial
experiment, Expected value, Hypergeometric distribution, Probability distribution, Random
- Identify the distribution which should be used. Four parts. Your choices are binomial,
multinomial, poisson, and hypergeometric. Look at the introductory paragraph for each
- Asterisked problems are directly from the text.
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