CIE March 2022 9709 Prob & Stats 2 Paper 62 (pdf)
- The lengths, in millimetres, of a random sample of 12 rods made by a certain machine are as follows.
- Harry has a five-sided spinner with sectors coloured blue, green, red, yellow and black. Harry thinks
the spinner may be biased. He plans to carry out a hypothesis test with the following hypotheses.
- A random sample of 500 households in a certain town was chosen. Using this sample, a confidence
interval for the proportion, p, of all households in that town that owned two or more cars was found
to be 0.355 < p < 0.445.
Find the confidence level of this confidence interval. Give your answer correct to the nearest integer.
- In the past the time, in minutes, taken by students to complete a certain challenge had mean 25.5
and standard deviation 5.2. A new challenge is devised and it is expected that students will take, on
average, less than 25.5 minutes to complete this challenge. A random sample of 40 students is chosen
and their mean time for the new challenge is found to be 23.7 minutes.
(a) Assuming that the standard deviation of the time for the new challenge is 5.2 minutes, test at
the 1% significance level whether the population mean time for the new challenge is less than
- The heights of buildings in a large city are normally distributed with mean 18.3 m and standard
deviation 2.5 m.
(a) Find the probability that the total height of 5 randomly chosen buildings in the city is more
than 95 m.
(b) Find the probability that the difference between the heights of two randomly chosen buildings in
the city is less than 1m.
- In a game a ball is rolled down a slope and along a track until it stops. The distance, in metres,
travelled by the ball is modelled by the random variable X with probability density function
- (a) Two ponds, A and B, each contain a large number of fish. It is known that 2.4% of fish in pond A
are carp and 1.8% of fish in pond B are carp. Random samples of 50 fish from pond A and 60 fish
from pond B are selected.
Use appropriate Poisson approximations to find the following probabilities.
(i) The samples contain at least 2 carp from pond A and at least 2 carp from pond B.
(ii) The samples contain at least 4 carp altogether.
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