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# Category Archives: S2 statistics

# Answer to STEP I 2013 Q.13

From the integers 1, 2, … 52, I choose seven (distinct) integers at random, all choices being equally likely. From these seven, I discard any pair that sum to 53. Let X be the random variable the value of which is the number of discarded pairs. Find the probability distribution of X and show that E(X) = 7 / 17 Continue reading

# Answer to STEP I 2008 Q.13

Three married couples sit down at a round table at which there are six chairs. All of the possible seating arrangements of the six people are equally likely.

(i) Show that the probability that each husband sits next to his wife is 2/15

(ii) Find the probability that exactly two husbands sit next to their wives.

(iii) Find the probability that no husband sits next to his wife. Continue reading

# The Classwiz calculator: comparing with Casio 991ES

# A pie chart

You put your data into a table, and add up all the values to get a total. Divide each value by the total and multiply by 360 to find the number of degrees that value should get in the pie chart. Continue reading

# Maths prize, 21 October 2016

# How many marks does Edexcel take off for bad writing in S2?

How many marks do Edexcel take off for bad writing in S2? I’ve looked again at the recent mark schemes, and I’m not sure.