# HA1011 Applied Quantitative Methods

HA1011 Applied Quantitative Methods

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Assessment Task – Tutorial Questions Assignment 1
Unit Code: HA1011
Unit Name: Applied Quantitative Methods
Assignment: Tutorial Questions Assessment 1
Due: 11:30pm 15th May 2020
Weighting: 25%
Total Marks: 50 Marks
Purpose: This assignment is designed to assess your level of knowledge of the key topics covered in
this unit
Unit Learning Outcomes Assessed:
1. Understand the pitfalls and benefits of statistics
2. Distinguish between the different survey sampling methods
3. Summarise numerical data and present it both by means of tables and charts
4. Be able to calculate and interpret descriptive summary measures
5. Develop simple regression models and interpret the regression coefficients
6. Understand basic probability concepts
7. Understand when to apply different distributions, their properties and how to calculate
associated probabilities
8. Develop confidence interval estimates for the mean and the proportion
9. Perform Hypothesis Tests and interpret the results
Description: Each week students were provided with three tutorial questions of varying degrees of
difficulty. These tutorial questions are available in the Tutorial Folder for each week on Blackboard.
The Interactive Tutorials are designed to assist students with the process, skills and knowledge to
weeks 1 to 5 inclusive and submit these answers in a single document.
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The questions to be answered are;
Week 1 Question (10 marks)
Based on the following table, calculate the three (3) measures of central locations and briefly
discuss what each statistic tells you.

Week 2 Question (10 marks)
Refer to the table below. Consider the relationship between the number of houses sold (Y) and the
mortgage rate (X). The values of X and Y for twelve (12) months are shown in the table below.

Based on that,
a. Calculate the coefficient of correlation between the number of houses sold and the mortgage
rate. (6 marks)
b. What does the correlation coefficient tell you about the relationship between the level of house
sales and mortgage rates based on the calculation? (4 Marks)
Week 3 Question (10 marks)
In seeking to determine how influential advertising is, the management of a recently established retail
chain collected data on sales revenue and advertising expenditure from its’ stores over the last ten
(10) weeks. The table below shows the data collected:

a. If they are going to run a linear regression, identify which variable should be the independent
variable and which should be the dependent variable in a regression equation. (2 marks)
b. Estimate the slope and intercept coefficients of the linear regression model. (6 marks)
c. If advertising expenditure is equal to \$9,000, estimate the total sales income. (2 marks)
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Week 4 Question (10 marks)
A retail shop manager analyzed the relationship between sales and the method of payments. Based
on his analysis, he has produced the following joint probability table, as shown below:

a. What proportion of purchases were paid by debit card? (2 marks)
b. What proportion of purchases were paid by cash? (2 marks)
c. Determine the proportion of purchases made by credit card or by debit card? (2 marks)
d. Are the events “payment by cash” and “purchase of under \$20” mutually exclusive?
Week 5 Question (10 marks)
a. Given the following probabilities, calculate all the joint probabilities.
P(A) =0.9
P(Ā) =0.1
P(B/A) =0.4
P (B/ Ā) =0.7
(4 marks)
b. A coin is flipped three (3) times. Use a probability tree to find the probability of observing:

(6 marks)
Submission Directions:
The assignment has to be submitted via Blackboard. Each student will be permitted one submission
to Blackboard only. Each student needs to ensure that the document submitted is the correct one.
Academic honesty is highly valued at Holmes Institute. Students must always submit work that
represents their original words or ideas. If any words or ideas used in a class posting or assignment
submission do not represent the student’s original words or ideas, the student must cite all relevant
sources and make clear the extent to which such sources were used. Written assignments that include
material similar to course reading materials or other sources should include a citation including source,
author, and page number.
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In addition, written assignments that are similar or identical to those of another student in the class is
also a violation of the Holmes Institute’s Academic Conduct and Integrity Policy. The consequence for
a violation of this policy can incur a range of penalties varying from a 50% penalty through to
suspension of enrolment. The penalty would be dependent on the extent of academic misconduct
and the student’s history of academic misconduct issues. All assessments will be automatically
submitted to Safe-Assign to assess their originality.
Further Information:
For further information and additional learning resources, students should refer to their Discussion
Board for the unit.

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