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1.     The 40 members of a club include Ranuf and Saed. All 40 members will travel to a concert. 35 members will travel in a coach and the other 5 will travel in a car. Ranuf will be in the coach and Saed will be in the car.

In how many ways can the members who will travel in the coach be chosen?
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2.     An ordinary fair die is thrown repeatedly until a 1 or a 6 is obtained.
    (a)     Find the probability that it takes at least 3 throws but no more than 5 throws to obtain a 1 or a 6.
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On another occasion, this die is thrown 3 times. The random variable $X$ is the number of times that a 1 or a 6 is obtained.
    (b)     Draw up the probability distribution table for $X$.
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    (b)     Find $\textrm{E}(X)$.
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3.     The weights of apples of a certain variety are normally distributed with mean 82 grams. 22% of these apples have a weight greater than 87 grams.
    (a)     Find the standard deviation of the weights of these apples.
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    (b)     Find the probability that the weight of a randomly chosen apple of this variety differs from the mean weight by less than 4 grams.
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4.     Richard has 3 blue candles, 2 red candles and 6 green candles. The candles are identical apart from their colours. He arranges the 11 candles in a line.

    (a)     Find the number of different arrangements of the 11 candles if there is a red candle at each end.
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    (b)     Find the number of different arrangements of the 11 candles if all the blue candles are together and the red candles are not together.
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5.     In Greenton, 70% of the adults own a car. A random sample of 8 adults from Greenton is chosen.
    (a)     Find the probability that the number of adults in this sample who own a car is less than 6.
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A random sample of 120 adults from Greenton is now chosen.
    (b)     Use an approximation to find the probability that more than 75 of them own a car.
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6.     Box $A$ contains 7 red balls and 1 blue ball. Box $B$ contains 9 red balls and 5 blue balls. A ball is chosen at random from box $A$ and placed in box $B$. A ball is then chosen at random from box $B$. The tree diagram below shows the possibilities for the colours of the balls chosen.

    (a)     Complete the tree diagram to show the probabilities.
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    (b)     Find the probability that the two balls chosen are not the same colour.
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    (c)     Find the probability that the ball chosen from box $A$ is blue given that the ball chosen from box $B$ is blue.
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7.     Helen measures the lengths of 150 fish of a certain species in a large pond. These lengths, correct to the nearest centimetre, are summarised to the following table.

    (a)     Draw cumulative frequency graph to illustrate the data.
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    (b)     40% of these fish have a length of $d$ cm or more. Use your graph to estimate the value of $d$.
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The mean length of these 150 fish is 15.295 cm.
    (c)     Calculate an estimate for the variance of the lengths of the fish.
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