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90103 MTH 1007 Operations Research -- Fall 2013
On Line Course Quiz 10

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This is the tenth quiz for MTH1007 to be taken on Tuesday, 26 November 2013. This is a partial review for the final. You are responsible for much more than is covered in this quiz.

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  1. Given the samples 4.75, 4.5, 5.0, 5.25, 5.5, compute the mean, the range, the (estimated) standard deviation and the maximum absolute deviation.

  2. Suppose you have a widget factory with fixed costs of $100,000. Suppose the unit production cost for each widget is $200. Suppose you can sell each widget for $1000. How many widgets do you need to sell to break even.

  3. It costs $25,000,000 to build a factory to produce up to 250,000 widgets per year. If the unit cost of producing one widget is $5000. You can sell widgets for $10,000 each. You expect sales to be normally distributed with a mean of 25,000 units and a standard deviation of 5,000 units. Looking at profit, what is the 5% value at risk?

  4. Explain how to build a payoff table both using a specific example and using coherent sentences to explain the process.

  5. State Bayes' Theorem and explain each term you use.

  6. 10% of the population has X disease. A screening test accurately detects the disease for 60% of the people who actually do have it. The test also incorrectly indicates the disease for 20% of the people who actually don't have it. Suppose a randomly selected person screened for the disease tests postive. What is the probability that they have the disease?

  7. Explain the Monty Hall problem in the case of 5 doors, computing specific probabilities.

  8. Consider the linear constraints: x ≥ 0, y ≥ 0; 4x + 2y ≤ 8; 2x + 4y ≤ 8. Describe the feasible region, giving very precise coordinates for each corner. Maximize the objective function P = 0.8x + 1.6y subject to these constraints using knowledge of the locations of those corners. Show your work.

  9. Consider the linear constraints: x ≥ 0, y ≥ 0; 4x + 2y ≤ 8; 2x + 4y ≤ 8. Maximize the objective function P = 0.8x + 1.6y subject to these constraints by introducing slack variables, creating a tableau and applying the simplex method. Show your work.

  10. Carefully explain how to use a data table to run a simulation.

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