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1. (Original post by tanyapotter)
was it just 0.35x0.45 for that one question?
That sounds familiar
2. Unofficial mark scheme on first page
3. (Original post by Sam1231)
I think its because it must be open ended , and there is likelly to be peak times
Ah, I think I put that it's not random, because different customers are likely to take out different numbers of books, e.g. because of different ages/preferences. And don't even remember my second point, something to do with it not being a constant average rate because they can only take out six books I think
4. (Original post by tanyapotter)
was it just 0.35x0.45 for that one question?
That's what I had put but other people did 2(0.35x0.45) which I guess makes sense?
5. (Original post by Ayeros)
That's what I had put but other people did 2(0.35x0.45) which I guess makes sense?
Ah yeah that's what I did, there were two ways of doing it so had to be doubled, Either customer could have been the one to purchase >3 or <3
6. (Original post by Ayeros)
That's what I had put but other people did 2(0.35x0.45) which I guess makes sense?
i'm fairly sure it's just 0.45x0.35. They're just two independent events so I think we're correct.
7. (Original post by tanyapotter)
i'm fairly sure it's just 0.45x0.35. They're just two independent events so I think we're correct.
Yeah that's what I thought too, one of my friends did 2(0.45x0.35) and said it was because of the 2 possible combinations but his explanation didn't really make much sense.
8. (Original post by tanyapotter)
i'm fairly sure it's just 0.45x0.35. They're just two independent events so I think we're correct.
(Original post by Ayeros)
Yeah that's what I thought too, one of my friends did 2(0.45x0.35) and said it was because of the 2 possible combinations but his explanation didn't really make much sense.
You have to multiply (0.35 x 0.45) by 2 (2!). I'll try and briefly explain why this is below.

If you have two people A and B borrowing books from the library, person A could borrow less than 3 books whereas person B might borrow more than three. The probability of this happening is 0.35 x 0.45 = 0.1575.

However, what if person A borrowed more than 3 books and person B borrowed less than 3 instead? The probability of this happening would again be 0.1575.

Since there are two possible combinations, the answer to the question is 2 x 0.1575 = 0.315.
9. No you have to times it by 2! Which is just 2, because it could be .... The first person could have picked less then three , then the next more than three , or the first more than three and the second less than three . If you do it using a probabillity tree you can see it a bit clearer
10. If I dropped 15-20 marks what do you think that could be
11. (Original post by Sam1231)
No you have to times it by 2! Which is just 2, because it could be .... The first person could have picked less then three , then the next more than three , or the first more than three and the second less than three . If you do it using a probabillity tree you can see it a bit clearer
Yeah 2! is correct. If there were three people for example you would have 3! = 6 different combinations
12. (Original post by sam_97)
You have to multiply (0.35 x 0.45) by 2 (2!). I'll try and briefly explain why this is below.

If you have two people A and B borrowing books from the library, person A could borrow less than 3 books whereas person B might borrow more than three. The probability of this happening is 0.35 x 0.45 = 0.1575.

However, what if person A borrowed more than 3 books and person B borrowed less than 3 instead? The probability of this happening would again be 0.1575.

Since there are two possible combinations, the answer to the question is 2 x 0.1575 = 0.315.
that makes sense!
13. for the diesel question couldn't you just say it doesn't matter what engine she chooses as we have just accepted the null?
14. (Original post by Jm098)
for the diesel question couldn't you just say it doesn't matter what engine she chooses as we have just accepted the null?
I said that might be a variety of answers (but I think I'm going to struggle to get a B made so many stupid errors )
15. For 6bii would it be acceptable to say the calculated mean was above Island B's confidence interval? Therefore it suggests it cant be shorter than on the mainland.
16. can anyone remember the means for the poisson?
17. how many marks will I lose if I forgot to use the yate's correction? will the result in part a affect my mark in part b which asks for comments?
18. (Original post by Jm098)
can anyone remember the means for the poisson?
Volvox aureus - 4.5
Volvox globator - 2.3
Volvox tertius - 1.2
19. (Original post by -jordan-)
For 6bii would it be acceptable to say the calculated mean was above Island B's confidence interval? Therefore it suggests it cant be shorter than on the mainland.
Maybe. Not really sure about that question myself to be perfectly honest
20. (Original post by sam_97)
Volvox aureus - 4.5
Volvox globator - 2.3
Volvox tertius - 1.2
thanks!

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