Problem 1.2| Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis| Probability & Statistics for Engineers & Scientists 8th Ed| Walpole, Myers, Myers, Ye

  According to the journal Chemical Engineering, an important property of a fiber is its water absorbency. A random sample of 20 pieces of cotton fiber is taken and the absorbency on each piece was measured. The following are the absorbency values: 18.71 21.41 20.72 21.81 19.29 22.43 20.17 23.71 19.44 20.50 18.92 20.33 23.00 … Continue reading Problem 1.2| Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis| Probability & Statistics for Engineers & Scientists 8th Ed| Walpole, Myers, Myers, Ye

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Succesive Wins: Challenging Problems in Probability

To encourage Elmer's promising tennis career, his father offers him a prize if he wins (at least) two tennis sets in a row in a three-set series to be played with his father and the club champion alternately: father-champion-father or champion-father-champion, according to Elmer's choice. The champion is a better player than Elmer's father. Which series should Elmer choose?