This module contains practice problems for the Central Limit Theorem from Collaborative Statistics by Susan Dean and Dr. Barbara Illowsky. The problems relating to Central Limit Theorem for averages have not been changed in this module. The problems relating to Central Limit Theorem for sums have been removed from this module.
Student learning outcomes
The student will explore the properties of data through the Central Limit Theorem.
Given
Yoonie is a personnel manager in a large corporation. Each month she must review 16 of the employees. From past experience, she has found that the reviews take her approximately 4 hours each to do with a population standard deviation of 1.2 hours. Let
$X$ be the random variable representing the time it takes her to complete one review. Assume
$X$ is normally distributed. Let
$\overline{X}$ be the random variable representing the average time to complete the 16 reviews. Let
$\mathrm{\Sigma X}$ be the total time it takes Yoonie to complete all of the month’s reviews.
Distribution
Complete the distributions.
$X$ ~
$\overline{X}$ ~
Graphing probability
For each problem below:
Sketch the graph. Label and scale the horizontal axis. Shade the region corresponding to the probability.
Calculate the value.
Find the probability that
one review will take Yoonie from 3.5 to 4.25 hours.
Find the probability that the
average of a month’s reviews will take Yoonie from 3.5 to 4.25 hrs.
$P\text{( )}=$ _______
0.7499
When calculating the standard deviation for the mean using the Central Limit Theorem in this problem, the sample size is n = 16, the number of reviews she completes in a month.
Find the 95th percentile for the
average time to complete one month’s reviews.
The 95th Percentile=
4.49 hours
Discussion question
What causes the probabilities in
[link] and
[link] to differ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
Tarell
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
Damian
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
Tarell
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Harper
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
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OpenStax, Collaborative statistics: custom version modified by v moyle. OpenStax CNX. Nov 14, 2010 Download for free at http://legacy.cnx.org/content/col11238/1.2
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