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Q 1.

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If the sum of 11 consecutive natural numbers is 2761, then the middle number is:

A

249

B

250

251

D

252

##### Explanation

Let the first natural number be x

According to the question

x+x+1x+2+x+3+x+4+x+5+x+6+x+7+x+8+x+9+x+10=2761

=> 11x + 55 = 2761

x = {tex} \frac{2761 - 55}{11} = 246 {/tex}

Middle number = x + 5 = 246 + 5 = 251

Q 2.

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The mean weight of 9 items is 15. If one more item is added to the series, the mean 16. The value of 10th item is

A

35

B

30

25

D

20

##### Explanation

Total weight of 9 items = 15 x 9 = 135

and total weigth of 10 items = 16 X 10 = 160

Therefore, weight of 10 items = 160 - 135 = 25

Q 3.

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The mean of 12 items is {tex} \bar{X} {/tex} . If the first term is increased by 1, second by 2 and so on, then the new mean is

A

{tex} \overline{X}+n {/tex}

B

{tex} \overline{X}+\frac{n}{2} {/tex}

{tex} \overline{X}+\frac{n+1}{2} {/tex}

D

none of these

Q 4.

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If the mean of n observation {tex} 1^{2},\ 2^{2},\ 3^{2},........n^{2} {/tex}, is {tex} \frac{46}{11}n {/tex}, then n is equal to

11

B

12

C

23

D

22

Q 5.

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The value of mean, median and mode coincides, then the distribution is

A

Positive skewness

Symmetrical distribution

C

Negative skewness

D

All of these

##### Explanation

If mean, median and mode coincides, then there is a symmetrical distribution.

Q 6.

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In a class of 100 students, the average amount of pocket money is Rs.35 per student. If the average is Rs.25 for girls and Rs.50 for boys, then the number of girls in the class is

A

20

B

40

60

D

80

##### Explanation

Let the number of girls in the class = y

Therefore, Number of boys in the class = 100 - y

Now, {tex} \overline{x}_{1}=25,n_{1}=y,\overline{x}_{2}=50,n_{2}=100-y\ {/tex}

and {tex} \overline{x}=35,n_{1}+n_{2}=100 {/tex}

{tex} \therefore\ 35 = \frac{25 \times y+50 \times \left(100-y\right) }{100} {/tex}

=> 3500 = 25y + 5000 - 50y

=> 25y = 1500 => y = 60

=> Number of girls in the class = 60

Q 7.

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For a series the value of mean deviation is 15, the most likely value of its quartile deviation is

12.5

B

11.6

C

13

D

9.7

##### Explanation

Since,

{tex} MD = \frac{4}{5}\sigma,\ QD=\frac{2}{3}\sigma {/tex}

{tex} \therefore\ \frac{MD}{QD} = \frac{6}{5} {/tex}

=> {tex} QD = \frac{5}{6} \left(MD\right)=\frac{5}{6} \left(15\right)=12.5 {/tex}

Q 8.

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If {tex} \overline{x} {/tex} is the arithmetic mean of n independent variates {tex} x_{1},\ x_{2},\ x_{3}.....,\ x_{n} {/tex} each of the standard deviation {tex} \sigma {/tex}, the variance {tex} \overline{x} {/tex} is

{tex} \frac{\sigma^{2}}{n} {/tex}

B

{tex} \frac{n\sigma^{2}}{2} {/tex}

C

{tex} \frac{\left(n+1\right)\sigma^{2}}{3} {/tex}

D

None of these

##### Explanation

We have, {tex} \overline{x} = \frac{1}{n}\sum^{n}_{i=1}x_{i} {/tex}

Therefore, {tex} var \left(\overline{x}\right) = \frac{1}{n^{2}}\left[ \sum^{n}_{i=1} var \left(x_{j}\right)+2\sum^{n}_{i \neq j} cov \left(x_{i},\ x_{j}\right) \right] {/tex}

Q 9.

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Coefficient of skewness for the values median {tex} = 18.8,\ Q_{1} = 14.6,\ Q_{3} = 25.2 {/tex} is

0.2

B

0.5

C

0.7

D

None of these

##### Explanation

Coefficient of skewness = {tex} \frac{Q_{3}-Q_{1}-2 \left(median\right) }{Q_{3}-Q_{1}} {/tex}

= {tex} \frac{25.2+14.6-2 \left(18.8\right) }{25.2-14.6} = \frac{2.2}{10.6} = 0.20 {/tex}

Q 10.

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The 7th percentile is equal to

7th decile

B

{tex} Q_{3} {/tex}

C

6th decile

D

None of these

##### Explanation

7th decile {tex} D_{7} = \frac{7n}{10} {/tex} .. (i)

and 7th percentile, {tex} P_{10} = \frac{7n}{100} {/tex} .. (ii)

From equations (i) and (ii), we get

{tex} D_{7}\neq P_{70} {/tex}

Q 11.

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Consider the following statements:
1. The values of median and mods can be determined graphically.
2. Mean, median and mode have the same unit.
3. Range is the best measure of dispersion
which of these is/are correct?

(1) alone

B

(2) alone

C

Both (2) and (3)

D

None of these

##### Explanation

It is true that median and mode can be determined graphically.

Q 12.

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In a factory daily wages of 7 employees are Rs.50, Rs.60, Rs.70, Rs.80, Rs.90, Rs.100 and Rs.110. Calculate the arithmetic mean (AM)

80

B

70

C

90

D

60

##### Explanation

Arithmetic mean (AM) = {tex} \frac{50+60+70+80+90+100+110}{7} {/tex}

={tex} \frac{560}{7} {/tex} = 80

Q 13.

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Calculate the mean of the following marks secured by 40 students

 Marks: 35 40 45 50 65 70 Number of students: 4 3 2 16 8 7

A

74

54

C

84

D

64

##### Explanation

 Marks(x) Frequency(f) fx 35 4 140 40 3 120 45 2 90 50 16 800 65 8 520 40 7 490 {tex} \sum x=40 {/tex} {tex} \sum fx =2160{/tex}

Arithmetic mean (A.M.) {tex} \sum f=40 \sum fx =2160{/tex}

{tex} \overline{x} = \frac{\sum fx}{\sum f} {/tex}

={tex} \frac{216}{40} {/tex} = 54

Q 14.

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Calculate the mean for the following frequency distribution.

 x: 10-20 20-30 30-40 40-50 50-60 60-70 70-80 f: 6 8 9 10 7 5 15

A

54.32

B

62.24

48.16

D

42.14

##### Explanation

 x f m {tex} x' = \frac{m-A}{i} {/tex} fx' 10-20 6 15 -3 -18 20-30 8 25 -2 -16 30-40 9 35 -1 -9 40-50 10 45 0 0 50-60 7 55 1 7 60-70 5 65 2 10 70-80 15 75 3 45 {tex} \sum =60 {/tex} {tex} \sum fx'=19 {/tex}

m - middle point of the interval.

i. -differene of the class interval.

A = 45

Arithmetic mean {tex} \overline{x} = A+ \frac{\sum f'x}{\sum f}i {/tex}

= {tex} 45+\frac{19}{60} \times 10 {/tex}

={tex} 45+3.16 = 48.16 {/tex}

Q 15.

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Find the median for the following data 15, 24, 18, 9, 23, 6, 19

A

24

B

6

C

19

18

##### Explanation

Arrange the given data in ascending order. The data can be written as

6. 9, 15, 18, 19, 23, 24

The middle No. is 18.

Hence 18 is the median.

Q 16.

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Find the median for the following data 42, 24, 51, 33, 15, 60

37.5

B

38.5

C

40

D

40.5

##### Explanation

Arrange the given data in ascending order. The data can be written as

15, 24, 33, 42, 51, 60

Here the number of data is even number. So take the two middle data and find the average.

Median = {tex} \frac{33+42}{2}=\frac{75}{2} = 37.5{/tex}

Q 17.

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Find the standard deviation for the given data.
The weight odf 5 boys (in kg.) are given below:
45, 40, 36, 34, 65

A

13.25

11.15

C

14.35

D

12.25

##### Explanation

 x {tex} d=x-\overline{x} {/tex} {tex} d^{2} {/tex} 45 45-44=1 1 40 40-44=-4 16 36 36-44=-8 64 34 34-44=-10 100 65 65-44=21 441 {tex} \sum d^{2} {/tex} 622

Variance = {tex} \frac{ \sum d^{2}}{n} = \frac{622}{5} =124 {/tex} {tex} \frac{2}{5} {/tex}=124.4

Standard deviation ={tex} \sqrt{124.4} = 11.15 {/tex}

Q 18.

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When dice is thrown, find the probability to get the sum of the numbers is 5.

A

{tex} \frac{1}{4} {/tex}

B

{tex} \frac{1}{3} {/tex}

{tex} \frac{1}{2} {/tex}

D

{tex} \frac{1}{5} {/tex}

##### Explanation

Number of occurrence =

{tex} \{ \left(1, 1\right) \left(1, 2\right) \left(1, 3\right) \left(1, 4\right) \left(1, 5\right) \left(1, 6\right) {/tex} {tex} \left(2, 1\right) \left(2, 2\right) \left(2, 3\right) \left(2,4\right) \left(2, 5\right) \left(2, 6\right) {/tex} {tex} \left(3, 1\right) \left(3, 2\right) \left(3, 3\right) \left(3, 4\right) \left(3, 5\right) \left(3, 6\right) {/tex} {tex} \left(4, 1\right) \left(4, 2\right) \left(4, 3\right) \left(4, 4\right) \left(4, 5\right) \left(4, 6\right) {/tex} {tex} \left(5, 1\right) \left(5, 2\right) \left(5, 3\right) \left(5, 4\right) \left(5, 5\right) \left(5, 6\right) {/tex} {tex} \left(6, 1\right) \left(6, 2\right) \left(6, 3\right) \left(6, 4\right) \left(6, 5\right) \left(6, 6\right) \} {/tex}

n(S) = 36

Number of events to get total of 5 is {tex} \{ \left(1, 4\right) \left(2, 3\right) \left(3, 2\right) \left(4, 1\right) \} {/tex}

n(E) =4

p(E) = {tex} \frac{n \left(E\right) }{n \left(S\right) }=\frac{4}{36}=\frac{1}{9} {/tex}

Note: Probability to get either head or tail when the coin is tossed is {tex} \frac{1}{2} {/tex}

Q 19.

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When three coins are tossed. Find the probability to get at most one head.

A

{tex} \frac{2}{8} {/tex}

B

{tex} \frac{5}{8} {/tex}

C

{tex} \frac{7}{8} {/tex}

{tex} \frac{3}{8} {/tex}

##### Explanation

When the three coins are tossed.

S = {tex} \{ HHH, HHT, HTH, HTT, THH, THT, TTH, TTT \} {/tex}

n(S) = 8

n(E) = {tex} \{ HTT, THT,TTH \} = 3 {/tex}

p(E) = {tex} \frac{n \left(E\right) }{n \left(S\right) }=\frac{3}{8} {/tex}