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(iii) On Wednesday 8 boxes are selected, and on Thursday another 8 boxes are selected. Find the
probability that on one of these days the number of boxes containing fewer than 42 matches is 0,
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and that on the other day the number is 2 or more. [3]

18 An examination paper consists of 8 questions, of which one is on geometric distributions and one is
on binomial distributions.

(i) If the 8 questions are arranged in a random order, find the probability that the question on
geometric distributions is next to the question on binomial distributions. [3]

Four of thedown
(i) Write questions, including
the values of a, the
b, cone
, d, eonand
geometric
f. distributions, are worth 7 marks each, and [4] the
remaining four questions, including the one on binomial distributions, are worth 9 marks each. The
7-mark
The totalquestions
number are the discs
of red first four questions
chosen, out of on thedenoted
3, is paper, but
by Rare arranged
. The table in random
shows order. The
the probability
9-mark questions
distribution of R. are the last four questions, but are arranged in random order. Find the probability
that
r 0 1 2 3
(ii) the questions on geometric distributions and on binomial distributions are next to one another,
P(R = r)
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1
10
k 9
20
1
5
[3]
(iii) the questions on geometric distributions and 2 on binomial distributions are separated by at least 2
other questions. [4]
1 Some observations
(ii) Show of bivariate
how to obtain data
the value R = 2)made
P(were = 20
9
.and the equations of the two regression lines were [3]
of bivariate data produce the following results, denoted as (xi , yi ) for i = 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
foundobservations
to be as follows. (Q8, Jan 2005)
9 Five
(iii) Find the value of k. y on x : y = −0.6x + 13.0 [2]
(13, 2.7) (13, x4.0) (18,
on y : x = −1.6y + 21.0
2.8) (23, 3.3) (23, 2.2)
(iv) Calculate the mean and variance of R2. [5]
[Σ x = 90, Σ y = 15.0, Σ x = 1720, Σ y 2
= 46.86, Σ xy = 264.0.]
(i) State, with a reason, whether the correlation between x and y is negative or positive. [1]

27 A(ii)
committee
(i) Show of the
Neitherthat 7 people is to be
regression
variable chosen
line
is controlled. of y at
onrandom
Calculate x an
hasestimate of −0.06,
from 18
gradient volunteers.
andoffind
the value y = 7.0. in the form
its equation
x when [2]
y = a + bx. [4]
(i)
(iii) In how many
Findregression
(ii) The
different
of xisand
the valuesline y. to estimate the value of y corresponding to x = 20, but the value x =[3]
ways
used
can the committee be chosen? [2]
20
The 18 is accurate
volunteers only to theofnearest
consist whole
5 people fromnumber. Calculate
Gloucester, 6 fromthe difference
Hereford and between the largestThe
7 from Worcester. and
the smallest
committee is to 5bevalues
chosen that the estimated
randomly. value of y couldthat
take. willthe bag. If it is red[3]
2 A bag contains black discs and 3 redFind the
discs. Aprobability
disc is selectedthe
at committee
random from it
is(ii)
The consistinofethe
replaced
numbers , ebag.
, e ,Ifeit
12 people
2 3 from
e black,
, is it is not
are defined byreplaced. A second disc is now selected at random from
4 5 Gloucester, 2 people from Hereford and 3 people from Worcester, [4]

= a Worcester,
+ bxi − yi for i = 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
the bag.
(iii) include exactly 5 peopleefrom i [4]
Find the probability that
(iii) The values of e1 , e2 and e3 are 0.6, −0.7 and 0.2 respectively. Calculate the values of e4 and e5 .
(iv) include at least 2 people from each of the three cities. [4]
(i) the second disc is black, given that the first disc was black, (Q7, June 2005) [1]
[2]
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(iv) the secondthe


(ii) Calculate discvalue of e2 + e2 + e2 + e2 + e2 and explain the relevance of this quantity to [3]
is black,
1 2 3 4 5
the
(iii) regression lineare
the two discs found in part (i)
of different .
colours. [2]
[3]
(v) Find the mean and the variance of e1 , e2 , e3 , e4 , e5 . [4]
33 Each of the 7 letters in the word DIVIDED is printed on a separate card. The cards are arranged in a
row. 4732/Jan05

(i) How many different arrangements of the letters are possible? [3]

(ii) In how many of these arrangements are all three Ds together? [2]

The 7 cards are now shuffled and 2 cards are selected at random, without replacement.
(iii) Find the probability that at least one of these 2 cards has D printed on it. [3]
(Q3, June 2006)
4 (i) The random variable X has the distribution B(25, 0.2). Using the tables of cumulative binomial
probabilities, or otherwise, find P(X ≥ 5). [2]

(ii) The random variable Y has the distribution B(10, 0.27). Find P(Y = 3). [2]

(iii) The random variable Z has the distribution B(n, 0.27). Find the smallest value of n such that
P(Z ≥ 1) > 0.95. [3]

5 The probability distribution of a discrete random variable, X , is given in the table.


1 The table shows the probability distribution for a random variable X .
(ii) Give a reason why it would not be sensible to use your answer to draw a conclusion about all the
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households in the town. x 0 1 2 3 [1]
PX  x 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4
43 The digits 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 are arranged in random order, to form a five-digit number.
Calculate EX  and VarX . [5]
(i) How many different five-digit numbers can be formed? [1]

2 Two
(ii) judges
Find theeach placed skaters
probability that thefrom five countries
five-digit in rank order.
number is
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(a) odd, Position 1st 2nd4 3rd 4th 5th [2]
(b) less than 23 Judge
000. 1 UK France Russia Poland Canada [3]
5 The stem-and-leaf diagram shows the masses, in grams, of 23 plums, measured correct to the nearest
gram. Judge 2 Russia Canada France UK Poland (Q3, Jan 2007)

rank5correlation
Calculate Spearman’s 5 6 7 8 8 coefficient,
9 rs , for the two judges’ rankings. [5]
6 1 2 3 5 6 8 9
7 0 0 2 4 5 6 7 8 Key : 6 2 means 62
53 8 0
(i) How many different teams of 7 people can be chosen, without regard to order, from a squad
of 15? 9 7 [2]

(i) The
(ii) Find squad consists
the median and of 6 forwards
interquartile and of9 these
range defenders.
masses.How many different teams containing
[3]
3 forwards and 4 defenders can be chosen? [2]
(ii) State one advantage of using the interquartile range rather than the standard deviation (Q3,asJune
a measure
2007)
of the variation in these masses. [1]
4 A bag contains 6 white discs and 4 blue discs. Discs are removed at random, one at a time, without
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replacement.
(iii) State one advantage and one disadvantage of using a stem-and-leaf diagram rather than a box-
and-whisker plot to represent data. 2 [2]
(i) Find the probability that
61 (i) The
Jamesletters A, B, calculate
wished C, D and the
E are arranged in a straight line. of the given data. He first subtracted
(iv) (a) the secondtodisc mean
is blue, given andthe
that standard
first discdeviation
was blue, [1]
5 from
(a) each
How of the
many digits toarrangements
different the left of theare
line in the stem-and-leaf diagram, giving the following.
possible? [2]
(b) the second disc is blue, [3]
(b) In how many0of 5these 6 7arrangements
8 8 9 are the letters A and B next to each other? [3]
(c) the third disc is blue, given that the first disc was blue. [3]
1 1 2 3 5 6 8 9
(ii) From the letters A,2 B, 0C,0D 2and4 E,
5 two
6 7different
8 letters areKey
selected
: 1 at2random.
means 12Find the probability
(ii) The random variable X is the number 4732/01
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Jan07 which are removed up to and including the first
that these two letters
3 0 are A and B. [2]
blue disc. State whether the variable X has a geometric distribution. Explain your answer briefly.
4 7
(Q1, Jan 2008)
[1]
2 The mean
A random and T
variable standard
has thedeviation of the
distribution data
Geo! 5
". Find
1 in this diagram are 18.1 and 9.7 respectively, correct
to 1 decimal place. Write down the mean and standard deviation of the data in the original
(i) P( T = 4),
diagram. [2]
(ii) P(T > 4), [2]
76 (iii) T ).
A testE(consists of 4 algebra questions, A, B, C and D, and 4 geometry questions, G, H, I and J. [1]

The examiner plans to arrange all 8 questions in a random order, regardless of topic.
3 A sample of bivariate data was taken and the results were summarised as follows.
(i) (a) How many different arrangements are possible? [2]
n=5 Σ x = 24 Σ x2 = 130 Σ y = 39 Σ y2 = 361 Σ xy = 212
(b) Find the probability that no two Algebra questions are next to each other and no two
Geometry questions are next to each other. [3]
(i) Show that the value of the product moment correlation coefficient r is 0.855, correct to 3 significant
Later,figures.
the examiner decides that the questions should be arranged in two sections, Algebra followed [2]
by Geometry, with the questions in each section arranged in a random order.
(ii) The ranks of the data were found. One student calculated Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient
(ii) r(a)
s , and
Howfound
many that rs = 0.7.
different Another student
arrangements calculated the product moment coefficient, R,[2]
are possible? of
© OCR 2007 these ranks. State which one of the following statements is true, and explain your answer briefly.
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(b) Find the probability that questions A and H are next to each other.
(A) R = 0.855
[1]

R =the
(c)(B)Find 0.7probability that questions B and J are separated by more than four other questions.
[4]
(C) It is impossible to give the value of R without carrying out a calculation using the original
data. (Q6, Jan 2009)
[2]

(iii) All the values of x are now multiplied by a scaling factor of 2. State the new values of r and r .
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87 Three letters are selected at random from the 8 letters of the word COMPUTER, without regard to
order.

(i) Find the number of possible selections of 3 letters. [2]

(ii) Find the probability that the letter P is included in the selection. [3]

Three letters are now selected at random, one at a time, from the 8 letters of the word COMPUTER,
and are placed in order in a line.

(iii) Find the probability that the 3 letters form the word TOP. [3]
(Q7, June 2009)
8 A game at a charity event uses a bag containing 19 white counters and 1 red counter. To play the
game once a player takes countersphysicsandmathstutor.com
at random from the bag, one at a time, without replacement. If the
red counter is taken, the player wins a prize and the game ends. If not, the game ends when 3 white
5
counters have been taken. Niko plays the game once.
9
8 The
(i) five
(a) letters
Copy of the
and word NEVER
complete the treeare arranged
diagram in random
showing order in a straight
the probabilities line.
for Niko. [4]
(i) How many different orders of the letters are possible? [2]
First counter
(ii) In how many of the possible orders are the two Es next to each other? [2]

19 the firstWhite
(iii) Find the probability that two letters in the order include exactly one letter E. [3]
20
(Q8, Jan 2010)
9 R and S are independent random variables each having the distribution Geo(p).
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(i) Find P(R = 1 and S =201) in termsRed
1
of p. [1]
4
(ii) Show that P(R = 3 and S = 3) = p2 q4 , where q = 1 − p. [1]
10
7 The menu below
(b) Find theshows all thethat
probability dishes available
Niko will winataaprize.
certain restaurant. [3]
(iii) Use the formula for the sum to infinity of a geometric series to show that
Rice dishes
(ii) The number of counters Main
that Niko takes dishes by X . Vegetable dishes
is denoted
(a) Find P(X = 3). P(R Chicken
= S) =
p
2−p
Boiled rice . Mushrooms [5]
[2]
(b) Find E(X ). Fried rice Beef Cauliflower [4]
Pilau rice Lamb Spinach
9 Repeated independentKeema
trials ofrice
a certain experiment
Mixed grillare carried out. On each trial the probability of
Lentils
success is 0.12. Prawn Potatoes
(i) Find the smallest value of n such thatVegetarian
the probability of at least one success in n trials is more
than 0.95. [3]
A group of friends decide that they will share a total of 2 different rice dishes, 3 different main dishes
(ii) Find the probability that the 3rd success occurs on the 7th trial. [5]
and 4 different vegetable dishes from this menu. Given these restrictions,
(i) find the number of possible combinations of dishes that they can choose to share, [3]
(ii) assuming that all choices are equally likely, find the probability that they choose boiled rice.
[2]
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8 The proportion of people who watch West Street on television is 30%. A market researcher interviews
people at random in order to contact viewers of West Street. Each day she has to contact a certain
number of viewers of West Street.
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6 (i) The diagram shows67 cards, each with a digit printed on it. The digits form a 7-digit number.
10

1 3 3 3 5 5 9
How many different 7-digit numbers can be formed using these cards? [3]

(ii) The diagram below4shows 5 white cards and 10 grey cards, each with a letter printed on it.
10
Blue
A C E J T

A B G L M
The total number of blue discs that Chloe takes is denoted by X .

(ii) Show that P(X = 1) = 35 .


N P Q R Z [2]

From these
The complete cards, 3 white
probability cards and
distribution 4 grey
of X cards
is given are selected at random without regard to order.
below.
(a) How many selections of seven cards are possible? [3]
x 0 1 2
(b) Find the probability that the seven cards include exactly one card showing the letter A. [4]
P(X = x) 1
6
3
5
7
30 (Q6, Jan 2011)
7 The probability distribution of a discrete random variable, X , is shown below.
(iii) Calculate E(X ) and Var(X ). x 0 2 [5]

a P(X = x) 1−a
12
6 A group of 7 students sit in random order on a bench.
(i) Find E(X ) in terms of a. [2]
(i) (a) Find the number of orders in which they can sit. [1]
(ii) Show that7Var
(b) The (X ) = 4include
students a(1 − aTom
). and Jerry. Find the probability that Tom and Jerry sit next[3]
to
each other. [3]
8 Five dogs, A, B, C , D and E, took part in three races. The order in which they finished the first race
The students
(ii) ABCDE
was . consist of 3 girls and 4 boys. Find the probability that
(a) no two boys sit next to each other, [2]
(i) Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient between the orders for the 5 dogs in the first two races
was
(b) found to be
all three −1.sitWrite
girls down
next to eachthe order in which the dogs finished the second race.
other. [1]
[3]
(Q6,race
(ii) Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient between the orders for the 5 dogs in the first June
and2011)
the
third race was found to be 0.9.
(a) Show that, in the usual notation (as in the List of Formulae), Σd 2 = 2. [2]
(b) Hence or otherwise find a possible order in which the dogs could have finished the third
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3 (b) Hence
The Gross findProduct
Domestic the probability
per Capitathat the number
(GDP), of and
x dollars, these
theplants
Infantthat produce
Mortality blue
Rate perflowers is (IMR),
thousand greater
than the number that produce red flowers. PhysicsAndMathsTutor.com
[3]
y, of 6 African countries were recorded and summarised as follows.

n= 6 / x = 7000 / x 2 = 8 700 000 / y = 456 / y 2 = 36 262 / xy = 509 900


9
13 A bag contains 9 discs numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
(i) Calculate the equation of the regression line of y on x for these 6 countries. [4]
(i) Andrea chooses 4 discs at random, without replacement, and places them in a row.
The original data were plotted on a scatter diagram and the regression line of y on x was drawn, as shown
below.(a) How many different 4-digit numbers can be made? [2]

(b) How many different odd 4-digit numbers can be made? [3]
y
100 4 discs are put back in the bag. Martin then chooses 4 discs at random, without replacement.
(ii) Andrea’s
Find the probability that

(a) the 4 digits include at least 3 odd digits, [4]


80
(b) the 4 digits add up to 28. [3]
(Q9, Jan 2012)

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7
14 (i) 5 of the 7 letters A, B, C, D, E, F, G are arranged in a random order in a straight line.
x
800 arrangements
(a) How many different 1000 of 5 letters
1200 are possible?
1400 1600 [2]

(ii) The
(b) GDP
How for another
many country,
of these Tanzania,
arrangements endiswith
1300 dollars.
a vowel (AUse the regression line in the diagram [3]
or E)? to
estimate the IMR of Tanzania. [1]
(ii) A group of 5 people is to be chosen from a list of 7 people.
(iii) The GDP for Nigeria is 2400 dollars. Give two reasons why the regression line is unlikely to give a
reliable
(a) How estimate for the IMR
many different for Nigeria.
groups of 5 people can be chosen? [2]
[1]

(iv) The
(b) actual value
The list of 7ofpeople
the IMR for Tanzania
includes is 96.
Jill and Jo. The data of
A group for5Tanzania
people is(xchosen
= 1300,aty = 96) is now
random fromincluded
the list.
with the original
Given 6 countries.
that either Jill andCalculate
Jo are boththechosen
value or
of neither
the product moment
of them correlation
is chosen, find thecoefficient,
probabilityr,that
for
all 7 countries.
both of them are chosen. [4]
[3]
(Q7, June 2012)
(v) The IMR is now redefined as the infant mortality rate per hundred instead of per thousand, and the
8 (i) value of r is variable
The random recalculated
X hasfor
thealldistribution
7 countries. Without
B(30, 0.6). calculation
Find P(X !state
16). what effect, if any, this would
[2]
have on the value of r found in part (iv). [1]
(ii) The random variable Y has the distribution B(4, 0.7).

4
15 (i) How manyP(Y
(a) Find different
= 2). 3-digit numbers can be formed using the digits 1, 2 and 3 when [2]

(a)
(b) no repetitions
Three values ofareY allowed,
are chosen at random. Find the probability that their total is 10. [1]
[6]
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(b) any repetitions are allowed, [2]
9 (i) A clock is designed to chime once each hour, on the hour. The clock has a fault so that each time it is
1
(c) each to
supposed digit maythere
chime be included at most
is a constant twice? of 10 that it will not chime. It may be assumed that [2]
probability the
clock never stops and that faults occur independently. The clock is started at 5 minutes past midnight
(ii) How many different
on a certain day. Find4-digit numbers can
the probability that be
theformed using
first time the digits
it does 1, 2 and
not chime is 3 when each digit may be
included at most twice? [5]
(a) at 0600 on that day, [3]
(Q4, Jan 2013)
(b) before 0600 on that day. [3]
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(ii) Another clock is designed to chime twice4732/01 hour: on the hour and at 30 minutes past theTurn over
eachJan13 hour. This
1
clock has a fault so that each time it is supposed to chime there is a constant probability of 20 that it will
not chime. It may be assumed that the clock never stops and that faults occur independently. The clock
is started at 5 minutes past midnight on a certain day.

(a) Find the probability that the first time it does not chime is at either 0030 or 0130 on that day. [2]