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# 2007 Gauhati University B.Com Quantitative Methods in Business Question paper

 Course: B.Com University/board: Gauhati University

2007
COMMERCE
FIFTH PAPER
Full Marks: 80
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks
for the questions
Answer Question Nos. 1 and 2 and any three from the rest
(a) Fill in the blank:
Sampling errors are not present in ___________________.
If the correlation between two variables X and Y is negative, then the regression
coefficient of X on Y is
i) Positive
ii) Negative
iii) either positive or negative
iv) zero
(c) What is the range of Karl Pearson's correlation coefficient? 1
(d) Select the correct alternative out of the given ones: 2
Index number is a
i) measure of relative changes
ii) special type of average
iii) percentage relative
iv) All the above
(e) Mention two control charts for variables. 1
{f} What are the parameters of binomial distribution? 1
(g) Define feasible region associated with the solution of LP problems by graphical
method. 1
(h) State whether the following statement is True or False: 1
"Linear programming deals with problems involving only a single objective.”
2. Answer any five of the following questions: 5×5=25
a) Enumerate the various steps in sample survey.
b) State the multiplicative law of probability and illustrate it with an example.
c) If 5% of electric bulbs manufactured by a company are defective, use Poisson
distribution to find the probability that in a sample of 100 bulbs (i) none is
defective, (ii) 5 bulbs are defective. (Given e-5 = 0 . 007)
d) What are the characteristics of normal distribution?
e) Discuss in brief the problems of inventory management.
f) Write a note on Pareto's law of income distribution.
g) Two persons X and Y were asked to rank 7 different types of perfumes. The
ranks given by them are as follows:
Perfumes: A B C D E F G
X: 2 1 4 3 5 7 6
Y: 1 3 3 4 5 6 7
Obtain rank correlation coefficient.
3. (a) A problem in Statistics is given to five students A, B, C, D and E. Their
probabilities of solving it are ½, , ¼, ¼ and 1/5 respectively. What is the probability
that at least one student will be able to solve the problem? 7
(b) The distribution of monthly incomes of 500 workers is assumed to be normal with
mean of Rs 2,000 and standard deviation of Rs 200. Estimate the number of workers with
incomesi)
exceeding Rs 2,300 p.m.;
ii) between Rs 1,800 and Rs 2,300 p.m.
What is the lowest income of the 25% workers in the highest income group?
[Given: Z = 0.67 1.00 1.50
Area = 0.25 0.3413 0.4322] 3+3+2=8
4. (a) Obtain Karl Pearson's correlation coefficient for the following bivariate
distribution: 7
x : 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
y : 9 8 10 12 11 13 14 16 15
(b) Explain the concept of regression. What are regression equations and regression
lines? Why there are usually two regression lines? When do they coincide?
3+2+2+ 1 =8
5. (a) What are type- I error and type-II error associated with tests of significance?
Explain the concept of level of significance. 5+2=7
(b) Two sample poles of votes for two candidates A and B for a public office are taken,
one from among the residents of urban areas and the other from the residents of rural
areas. The results are given below. Use chi-square test to examine whether the nature of
the area is related to voting preference in this election:
Rural 620 380 1000
Urban 550 450 1000
Total 1170 830 2000
Given: X 2
0.05 (1) = 3.84 8
6. (a) A company requires 10000 units of raw materials per annum. The cost per order is
estimated to be Rs 50. The storage cost is estimated to be Rs.5,00 per unit of average
inventory. What quantity should be ordered so that the total cost is minimum? Find also
the total minimum cost excluding the purchase cost. 5+3=8
(b) What is a control chart? Explain the background of 3cr control limits for a control
chart. 4+3=7
(b) Solve the following LPP by graphical method: 8
Maximize Z = 40x + 80y
subject to
2x+3y48
x 15
y 10
x, y0
8. (a) Solve by simplex method : 10
Maximize Z = 3x1+ 2x2 + 5X3
subject to
x1+2x2 +x3 430
3x1 + 2x3  460
x1+4x2 420
x1,x2,x3 0
(b) Write a note on the role and limitations of simulation. 5

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