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Fuel mileage is uniformly distributed between 5 km/L to 12 km/L. What is the probability that on the next trip, fuel mileage is 7.5 km/L?
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lgbasallote Group Title
Fuel mileage is uniformly distributed between 5 km/L to 12 km/L. What is the probability that on the next trip, fuel mileage is 7.5 km/L?
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
the probability distribution function is 1/(125) as seen from earlier question so for any mileage between 5 and 12, the probability will be 1/(125)
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lgbasallote Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
hmmm....
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UnkleRhaukus Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
uniform probability distribution eh,
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UnkleRhaukus Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
and i suppose that , measurements are in 0.l L, or are they in 0.5 L units?
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lgbasallote Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
what do you mean?
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UnkleRhaukus Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
well if the millage was 7.45 does that get counted as 7.5 ?
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tkhunny Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Very bad question. Two things wrong with it. 1) The probability of anything on the "next" trip is quite dependent on the nature of the next trip. Will you be going east or west in Eastern Wyoming? It makes a very big difference! The expected value of gas mileage on a randomly selected trip would be a better question. 2) More importantly, it's a continuous distribution. The probability of a single value is ZERO (0).
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lgbasallote Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i don't think so
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lgbasallote Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
@tkhunny i don't believe in bad questions....
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UnkleRhaukus Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
but you post so many bad questions lgba
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tkhunny Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
If it's a legitimate question p(7.5) = 0 for any CONTINUOUS distribution.
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lgbasallote Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
why so?
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lgbasallote Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
@UnkleRhaukus no question is bad to those who see clearly
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UnkleRhaukus Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
but you havent provided enough information to answer this question, once again
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lgbasallote Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
that's what you think
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lgbasallote Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
there are actually enough information
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lgbasallote Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so much so that tkhunny is right
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UnkleRhaukus Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
what are the increments in milage ?
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lgbasallote Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
you look for too much information
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tkhunny Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
hartnn was close. This distribution can be modelled as a rectangle. It's width is 7, the distance from 5 to 12. Thus, it's height must be 1/7. The probability that mileage will be between 5 and 6 can be read from the rectangle. It's a smaller rectangle of length 1 (65) and height 1/7. The probability that mileage will be greater than 8 can be read from the rectangle. It's a smaller rectangle of length 4 (128) and height 1/7. Do you see how this works?
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lgbasallote Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
hmm i don't see how that turns out to be 0 though
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UnkleRhaukus Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
in real situation milage is a measured quantity, and it will come in incremental values
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tkhunny Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
You didn't answer my question. Do you see how those two probabilities are calculated?
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lgbasallote Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
would it be because of the integral?
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lgbasallote Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i did answer your question
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tkhunny Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
You can talk integrals if you want, but a Uniform Distribution is easier. Geometry is sufficient. Given a single value, the width of the rectangle is zero (0). The height is still 1/7. The integral shoudl make it clear, though: \[\int\limits_{7.5}^{7.5} \frac{1}{7} dx = ?? \] Don't evaluate this integral. It is an eyeball problem. With the limits identical, it is zero (0).
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lgbasallote Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
geometry is boring though...
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lgbasallote Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
by the way...i thought \[\int \limits_a^a f(x)dx\] is 0 only when f(x) is even?
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lgbasallote Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
or was it for odd...
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tkhunny Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
No. That makes no sense. Get that our of your head. It is zero. You are thinking of [a,a] for odd functions. This is [a,a]. It's zero if it exsits at all.
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lgbasallote Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
oh...yeah....
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lgbasallote Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i suck in calculus
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UnkleRhaukus Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
if milage is measured in 0.5 Km/L increments then there are 14 possible out comes, and the probability of milage being 7.5 Km/L will be 1/14, if milage is measured in 0.1 Km/L then there are 70 possible out comes, and the probability of milage being 7.5 Km/L will be 1/70, as the increments \(\Delta x\) , get smaller and smaller , they approach \(\text dx\)
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tkhunny Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Time to stop sucking! More focus. Seems to me, after this brief exposure, that you are a little random about it. Just organize your thinking a little better.
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lgbasallote Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
@UnkleRhaukus there are no increments
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tkhunny Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
If mileage is measured in 0.5 Km/L increments, you have written your own problem statement and not answered the question that is asked. I will grant, however, that this may have been additional information shared in class.
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lgbasallote Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
class? there's no class...
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tkhunny Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
That does make it harder to discuss things in class, then, doesn't it?!
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lgbasallote Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
not class as in etiquette...
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UnkleRhaukus Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
\[\frac1n\sum{\Delta x} \longrightarrow\frac 1n\int\text dx\]
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lgbasallote Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
...no increments.....
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UnkleRhaukus Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
then you get zero, BUT you really should has specified that the increments are infinitesimals in the question if you wanted people to know what you ment
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UnkleRhaukus Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
yes . bad question
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lgbasallote Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
you just overcomplicate things
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lgbasallote Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
you assume data...bad answer
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UnkleRhaukus Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
math maps reality , reality is complicated,
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lgbasallote Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
that's your opinion
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UnkleRhaukus Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
then answer to your Hypothetical question is Useless , they answer to my variation on your question is not useless
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tkhunny Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
You converted me, @UncleRhaukus. On an exam, I would answer this qeustion two ways. 1) Point out the obvious "definition" question that results int eh value zero (0), and 2) Quantize the distribution in some way, as you have done, clearly document me assumptions, and provide some sort of nonzero response. Of course, not everyone can do that on every question. If it was multipchoice and zero (0) wasn't on there, I would cry foul!
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