Author: Yu

Probability of Having Lung Cancer For Smokers

Problem 736

Let $C$ be the event that a randomly chosen person has lung cancer. Let $S$ be the event of a person being a smoker.
Suppose that 10% of the population has lung cancer and 20% of the population are smokers. Also, suppose that we know that 70% of all people who have lung cancer are smokers.

Then determine the probability of a person having lung cancer given that the person is a smoker.

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Overall Fraction of Defective Smartphones of Three Factories

Problem 735

A certain model of smartphone is manufactured by three factories A, B, and C. Factories A, B, and C produce $60\%$, $25\%$, and $15\%$ of the smartphones, respectively.

Suppose that their defective rates are $5\%$, $2\%$, and $7\%$, respectively. Determine the overall fraction of defective smartphones of this model.

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Jewelry Company Quality Test Failure Probability

Problem 731

A jewelry company requires for its products to pass three tests before they are sold at stores. For gold rings, 90 % passes the first test, 85 % passes the second test, and 80 % passes the third test. If a product fails any test, the product is thrown away and it will not take the subsequent tests. If a gold ring failed to pass one of the tests, what is the probability that it failed the second test?

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Probability Problems about Two Dice

Problem 727

Two fair and distinguishable six-sided dice are rolled.

(1) What is the probability that the sum of the upturned faces will equal $5$?

(2) What is the probability that the outcome of the second die is strictly greater than the first die?

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If the Nullity of a Linear Transformation is Zero, then Linearly Independent Vectors are Mapped to Linearly Independent Vectors

Problem 722

Let $T: \R^n \to \R^m$ be a linear transformation.
Suppose that the nullity of $T$ is zero.

If $\{\mathbf{x}_1, \mathbf{x}_2,\dots, \mathbf{x}_k\}$ is a linearly independent subset of $\R^n$, then show that $\{T(\mathbf{x}_1), T(\mathbf{x}_2), \dots, T(\mathbf{x}_k) \}$ is a linearly independent subset of $\R^m$.

 
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Compute the Determinant of a Magic Square

Problem 718

Let
\[
A=
\begin{bmatrix}
8 & 1 & 6 \\
3 & 5 & 7 \\
4 & 9 & 2
\end{bmatrix}
.
\] Notice that $A$ contains every integer from $1$ to $9$ and that the sums of each row, column, and diagonal of $A$ are equal. Such a grid is sometimes called a magic square.

Compute the determinant of $A$.

 
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