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Course Code : MS - 8

Course Title : Quantitative Analysis for Managerial Applications

Assignment Code : MS-8/SEM - II /2011

Coverage : All Blocks

Note: Answer all the questions and submit this assignment on or before 31st October 2011, to

the coordinator of your study center.

1. ‘Statistics can prove anything’

‘Figures cannot lie’

Comment on the above two statements, indicating reasons for the existence of such divergent views regarding the nature and functions of statistics.

2. From the following data compute quartile deviation and the coefficient of skewness:

|Size |5 – 7 |8 – 10 |11 – 13 |14 – 16 |17 – 19 |

|Frequency |14 |24 |38 |20 |4 |

3. A bank has a test designed to establish the credit rating of a loan applicant. Of the persons, who default (D), 90% fail the test (F). Of the persons, who will repay the bank (ND), 5% fail the test. Furthermore, it is given that 4% of the population is not worthy of credit; i.e., P(D) = .04. Given that someone failed the test, what is the probability that he actually will default (When given a loan)?

4. Strength tests carried out on samples of two yarns spun to the same count gave the following results:

| |Number in |Sample |Sample |

| |sample |Mean |variance |

|Yarn A |4 |50 |42 |

|Yarn B |9 |42 |56 |

The strengths are expressed in pounds. Does the difference in mean strengths indicate a real difference in the mean strengths of the yarn?

5. Write short notes on

a) One-tail & two-tail tests

b) Standard normal distribution

c) Baye’s Theorem


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