AP Statistics Multiple-Choice Practice Test 35

1. Suppose P(X) = 0.35 and P(Y) = 0.40. If P(X|Y) = 0.28, what is P(Y|X)?

2. To test whether extensive exercise lowers the resting heart rate, a study is performed by randomly selecting half of a group of volunteers to exercise 1 hour each morning, while the rest are instructed to perform no exercise. Is this study an experiment or an observational study?

3. The waiting times for a new roller coaster ride are normally distributed with a mean of 35 minutes and a standard deviation of 10 minutes. If there are 150,000 riders the first summer, which of the following is the shortest time interval associated with 100,000 riders?

4. A medical researcher, studying the effective durations of three over-the-counter pain relievers, obtains the following boxplots from three equal-sized groups of patients, one group using each of the pain relievers.

Which of the following is a correct statement with regard to comparing the effective durations in minutes of the three pain relievers?

5. For their first exam, students in an AP Statistics class studied an average of 4 hours with a standard deviation of 1 hour. Almost everyone did poorly on the exam, and so for the second exam every student studied 10 hours. What is the correlation between the numbers of hours students studied for each exam?

6. Suppose that 54% of the graduates from your high school go on to 4-year colleges, 20% go on to 2-year colleges, 19% find employment, and the remaining 7% search for a job. If a randomly selected student is not going on to a 2-year college, what is the probability she will be going on to a 4-year college?

7. We are interested in the proportion p of people who are unemployed in a large city. Eight percent of a simple random sample of 500 people are unemployed. What is the midpoint for a 95% confidence interval estimate of p?

8. Random samples of size n are drawn from a population. The mean of each sample is calculated, and the standard deviation of this set of sample means is found. Then the procedure is repeated, this time with samples of size 4n. How does the standard deviation of the second group compare with the standard deviation of the first group?

9. Leech therapy is used in traditional medicine for treating localized pain. In a double blind experiment on 50 patients with osteoarthritis of the knee, half are randomly selected to receive injections of leech saliva while the rest receive a placebo. Pain levels 7 days later among those receiving the saliva show a mean of 19.5, while pain levels among those receiving the placebo show a mean of 25.6 (higher numbers indicate more pain). Partial calculator output is shown below.

Which of the following is a correct conclusion?

10. A survey was conducted to determine the percentage of parents who would support raising the legal driving age to 18. The results were stated as 67% with a margin of error of ±3%. What is meant by ±3%?