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## sarahjones667 2 years ago For each of the following, describe the sample space, S. a) A mother has a child; it is either a boy or a girl. b) A cancer patient is treated with a new type of treatment; the response variable is the length of time the patient lives after the treatment. c) An A.P. Statistics student receives a grade at the end of the semester. d) A basketball player shoots four free throws. The number of makes is recorded. e) A basketball player shoots four free throws. The sequence of makes and misses is recorded. f) Toss a coin 4 times and record the results.

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1. amistre64

just list all the possible outcomes ....

2. sarahjones667

@amistre64 but I don't understand

3. amistre64

A mother has a child; it is either a boy or a girl; what are all the possible results from this event?

4. sarahjones667

B or G right? @amistre64

5. amistre64

yes. {boy,girl}

6. amistre64

An A.P. Statistics student receives a grade at the end of the semester; what are all the possible grades a student can get?

7. sarahjones667

A B C D F

8. amistre64

id say yes, but that depends on the grading rubrik; migh be some - and +s roaming about in there

9. sarahjones667

But for number 2, that's impossible to solve I don't know the information right

10. amistre64

yeah, i was trying to decipher that one .... A cancer patient is treated with a new type of treatment; the response variable is the length of time the patient lives after the treatment. might be 0 to k years

11. amistre64

there are discrete counts and continuous counts. im assuming for this one that it needs a continuous count

12. amistre64
13. sarahjones667

okay. for D it would be Make, Miss make miss make miss make miss?

14. amistre64

i dont think the implication of infinity is quite accurate :) but it suggests that its the right track at least

15. amistre64

sets of 4 throws: hit or miss mmmm mmmh mmhm mhmm hmmm etc ...

16. amistre64

well, the number fo makes might be better suited as: m, mm, mmm, mmmm

17. sarahjones667

okay! thank you so much

18. amistre64

youre welcome, and good luck :)

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