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StatisticsProbability and Statistics for Engineering and the SciencesSuppose that when a transistor of a certain type is subjected to an accelerated life test, the lifetime X (in weeks)has a gamma distribution with mean 24 weeks and standard deviation 12 weeks. a. What is the probability that a transistor will last between 12 and 24 weeks? b. What is the probability that a transistor will last at most 24 weeks? Is the median of the lifetime distribution less than 24? Why or why not? c. What is the 99th percentile of the lifetime distribution? d. Suppose the test will actually be terminated after t weeks. What value of t is such that only .5% of all transistors would still be operating at termination?BuyFind*launch*

9th Edition

Jay L. Devore

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305251809

Chapter 4.4, Problem 67E

Textbook Problem

Suppose that when a transistor of a certain type is subjected to an accelerated life test, the lifetime *X* (in weeks)has a gamma distribution with mean 24 weeks and standard deviation 12 weeks.

**a.** What is the probability that a transistor will last between 12 and 24 weeks?

**b.** What is the probability that a transistor will last at most 24 weeks? Is the median of the lifetime distribution less than 24? Why or why not?

**c.** What is the 99th percentile of the lifetime distribution?

**d.** Suppose the test will actually be terminated after *t* weeks. What value of *t* is such that only .5% of all transistors would still be operating at termination?

Probability and Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences

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