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### The Central Limit Theorem

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- Intro
- Setting
- Assumptions and Notation
- Our Samples are Independent (Independent Identically Distributed)
- No Longer Assume that the Population is Normally Distributed
- The Central Limit Theorem
- Standard Normal Distribution
- Converting to Standard Normal
- Example I: Probability of Finishing Your Homework
- Example I: Solution
- Example I: Summary
- Example I: Confirming with the Standard Normal Distribution Chart
- Example II: Probability of Selling Muffins
- Example II: Solution
- Example II: Summary
- Example II: Confirming with the Standard Normal Distribution Chart
- Example III: Probability that a Soda Dispenser Gives the Correct Amount of Soda
- Example III: Solution
- Example III: Summary
- Example III: Confirming with the Standard Normal Distribution Chart
- Example IV: How Many Samples Should She Take?
- Example IV: Solution
- Example IV: Summary
- Example IV: Confirming with the Standard Normal Distribution Chart
- Example V: Restaurant Revenue

- Intro 0:00
- Setting 0:52
- Setting
- Assumptions and Notation 2:53
- Our Samples are Independent (Independent Identically Distributed)
- No Longer Assume that the Population is Normally Distributed
- The Central Limit Theorem 4:36
- The Central Limit Theorem Overview
- The Central Limit Theorem in Practice
- Standard Normal Distribution 8:09
- Standard Normal Distribution
- Converting to Standard Normal 10:13
- Recall: If Y is Normal, Then …
- Corollary to Theorem
- Example I: Probability of Finishing Your Homework 12:56
- Example I: Solution
- Example I: Summary
- Example I: Confirming with the Standard Normal Distribution Chart
- Example II: Probability of Selling Muffins 21:26
- Example II: Solution
- Example II: Summary
- Example II: Confirming with the Standard Normal Distribution Chart
- Example III: Probability that a Soda Dispenser Gives the Correct Amount of Soda 32:41
- Example III: Solution
- Example III: Summary
- Example III: Confirming with the Standard Normal Distribution Chart
- Example IV: How Many Samples Should She Take? 42:06
- Example IV: Solution
- Example IV: Summary
- Example IV: Confirming with the Standard Normal Distribution Chart
- Example V: Restaurant Revenue 54:41
- Example V: Solution
- Example V: Summary
- Example V: Confirming with the Standard Normal Distribution Chart

### Introduction to Probability Online Course

### Transcription: The Central Limit Theorem

*Hi, welcome back to the probability lectures here on www.educator.com, my name is Will Murray.*0000

*This is our very last probability lecture, I’m want to say a special thank you*0006

*to those of you who stuck with me through all the videos.*0010

*Today, we are going to talk about the central limit theorem which is one of the crown jewels of probability.*0014

*I'm very excited to talk about the central limit theorem and show you how it plays a role in sampling.*0019

*We will be doing a lot of problems, solving questions about samplings.*0026

*I need to give you the background here.*0031

*It starts out just like the previous video.*0033

*If you watched the previous video, sampling from a normal distribution, then the first slide is going to be exactly the same.*0036

*You can safely skip that and then, I will show you what the difference is when we are using the central limit theorem .*0044

*Let us jump into that, the setting here, like I said, this is exactly the same as in the previous video, at least for the first slide.*0051

*The idea is that we have a population of stuff.*0061

*For example, we could have a whole bunch of students at a university and each student is a different height.*0063

*We have some distribution of heights at the university.*0071

*There are some population mean which means the average of all the students at the university.*0074

*We might or might not know that, that μ might be known or it might not be known.*0080

*There is some variance σ².*0085

*In the problems that we are going to solve today, we will need to know what the variance is.*0088

*That should be given to you in the problems.*0092

*And then, we are going to take some samples which means we are going to go out in the quad of the university.*0094

*We will stop some students randomly and survey them on how tall they are.*0102

*Or if we do not like measuring how tall people are, you can ask them how many units they are carrying*0107

*or how much student that they have, or what their bank balance is, or other GPA.*0113

*It does not really matter for the purposes of probability, what quantity we are keeping track of,*0119

*the important thing is that we are taking random samples.*0124

*The way we are going to keep track of them is, each student that we talked to counts as 1 random variable.*0130

*For example, if we are talking about the heights of the students then Y1 is the height of the first student,*0137

*Y2 is the height of the second student, and so on, until nth student.*0142

*If we want to survey N students then YN is the height of the last student.*0148

*Each one of those counts as a random variable and we will calculate the average of those samples.*0154

*We will talk about probability questions related to whether the average of our sample*0161

*is really close to the average of the entire population.*0166

*That is all the same as in the previous lecture.*0171

*What else is the same as the previous lecture is that our samples are independent.*0174

*There is this catch phrase that you hear in probability a lot and in statistics,*0179

*independent identically distributed random variables.*0184

*They are independent meaning that, if we meet 1 student and that student is very tall,*0188

*it does not really tell us that the next student is going to be tall or short because they are independent.*0194

*Identically distributed means they are all coming from the same population.*0200

*That is a buzz phrase to say independent identically distributed random variables.*0206

*Here is where this lecture is different from the previous lecture.*0212

*In the previous lecture, we have to assume that our population was normally distributed,*0216

*which is not really valid when you are talking about heights of students.*0221

*Because one thing, a student can never have a negative height so it is not really normally distributed.*0225

*In this lecture, using the central limit theorem, which I have not gotten to yet,*0232

*we do not have to assume that the population is normally distributed.*0236

*The beautiful thing about the central limit theorem is that the population could have any distribution at all.*0241

*The central limit theorem is very broad and it applies to any distribution at all.*0247

*In particular, when you are doing sampling, you do not have to know the general parameters of the population at all.*0254

*You do not need to know that your population is a normal distribution.*0261

*That is the key feature of the central limit theorem is that,*0265

*you do not need to know ahead of time what kind of distribution you are working with.*0269

*Let me actually tell you, what the central limit theorem is.*0275

*It says that, if you have independent samples from any population with mean μ and variance σ²,*0279

*these are IID independent identically distributed samples.*0287

*The conclusion of the central limit theorem says that, Y ̅ is the sample mean.*0292

*That means you take the samples that you collect and you take their average,*0300

*just of those samples, and that is a new random variable.*0309

*That is a function of the random variables you had before.*0313

*It says that, the distribution of that random variable approaches as N goes to infinity,*0316

*it gets closer and closer to a normal distribution with mean μ and variance σ²/N.*0324

*This is really one of the most extraordinary facts in all of mathematics,*0335

*which is that we did not assume that the original population was normally distributed.*0340

*But, even without that assumption, the sample mean approaches a normal distribution.*0347

*This is sort of why the bell curve, the normal distribution is considered the most important distribution in all probability and statistics.*0356

*It is because even if you do not start with the normal distribution, you could start with any distribution at all,*0365

*you always end up with a normal distribution, as you take samples and you look at the sample mean.*0371

*That is really quite extraordinary but the math is very powerful and it does work out that way.*0379

*Let me mention that in practice, it is kind of the rule of thumb that people use in practice*0386

*when applying the central limit theorem is that, it starts to kick in, remembering it applies as N goes to infinity.*0398

*It really starts to become useful when N is bigger than about 30.*0408

*N is the number of samples that you take.*0416

*If you take more than 30 samples, you can safely assume that your sample mean will follow a normal distribution.*0418

*We can invoke the central limit theorem and say that the sample mean will have a normal distribution,*0430

*a normal distribution with mean μ and variance σ²/N.*0446

*That is kind of how the central limit theorem is used in practice.*0451

*As long as you take at least of 30 samples then, you can say that your sample mean is going to have a normal distribution.*0456

*It does not even matter, what the distribution of your original population was.*0466

*What do we actually do with that, once we know that the sample mean has a normal distribution,*0471

*what are we supposed to do with that.*0476

*From then on, it is pretty much the same as in the previous lecture.*0478

*We can walk you through that, in case you did not just watch the previous video.*0483

*What you do with a normal distribution is you convert it to a standard normal distribution.*0488

*A standard normal distribution, I will remind you is a normal distribution with mean 0 and variance 1.*0494

*It is what it means to be a standard normal distribution as mean 0 and variance 1.*0507

*The point of the standard normal distribution is that, you can look up probabilities for a standard normal distribution using charts.*0513

*Of course, there also lots of online applets that you can use,*0521

*a lot of computer programs will know tell you probabilities for a standard normal distribution.*0525

*For the videos in this lecture, I'm going to use charts.*0531

*If you are lucky enough to have access to the some kind of online tool or computer program,*0536

*that will tell you probabilities for a standard normal distribution then by all means, have at it and use that.*0541

*This is kind of an archaic method that I'm showing you here.*0550

*But still, in a lot of classroom settings people still use chart that is why I’m showing it to you.*0553

*That is how you can look up probabilities for a standard normal distribution.*0558

*This picture is one that is really useful to keep in mind.*0563

*This chart, the way it works is, it tells you the probability of being above a certain cutoff.*0570

*If you want to find the probability of being less than that cutoff, then you have to do something like subtracting from 1.*0577

*If you want to be between 2 cutoffs, then you have to figure out the probability of being in the tails*0583

*and then subtract those from 1.*0589

*That is a kind of computations that you have to do to use these charts.*0591

*That is all based on a standard normal distribution.*0596

*In practice, you usually do not get a standard normal distribution.*0602

*You usually get some kind of random normal distribution.*0606

*Let me show you how you convert it to a standard normal distribution.*0609

*I say recall because I did a whole lecture on this, earlier on in these probability lectures.*0615

*If this is totally new to you, what you might want to do is go back*0621

*and work through the lecture on the normal distribution, that we studied earlier on in this lecture series.*0624

*But if you already worked through that lecture, maybe you just need a quick refresher, here you go.*0631

*What we learned back then was that, if Y is any normal distribution then*0635

*what you can do is convert it to a standard normal distribution,*0642

*by subtracting off the mean and dividing by its standard deviation.*0645

*We call that new variable Z, and what we learned is that Z is a standard normal distribution.*0651

*The point of getting a standard normal distribution is then,*0660

*you can look up probabilities in terms of Z and convert them back to find probabilities in terms of Y.*0662

*What we learned in our central limit theorem was that, Y ̅ is essentially,*0670

*it approaches a normal distribution with mean μ and variance σ²/N.*0679

*What that means is that, if we do Y ̅ and we subtract its mean, that is Y ̅ - μ and divide by,*0687

*its standard deviation is always the square root of its variance.*0697

*I have to do √ σ ⁺N/N, I’m going to call that Z.*0702

*Now, you notice if I take the denominator and flip it upside down because of the fraction in the denominator,*0710

*then I will get σ², √σ² is just σ.*0719

*√N is going to flip up to the numerator, that is why I get that √N/σ × Y – μ.*0726

*That is where I’m getting this expression right here, that is where that comes from.*0734

*The variable that we just created is a standard normal variable.*0741

*I can use the charts to look up probabilities for that standard normal variable.*0745

*That is how I’m going to be solving the examples.*0751

*I’m going to ask you some kind of question about Y ̅,*0755

*and then what we will do is we will build up the standard normal variable, translate it into a question about Z.*0760

*And then, we will use the charts to look up probabilities on Z, that is how that is going to work.*0768

*Let us jump into the exercises and practice that.*0775

*In example 1, this is a very realistic problem.*0778

*Homework problems take you an average of 12 minutes each, but there is a lot of variation there,*0782

*there is a standard deviation of 10 minutes.*0787

*Maybe, if you get a real quick problem, you can quickly dispense of it in 2 minutes.*0790

*Or if you get a really tough one, it could take you 22 minutes or possibly even longer.*0797

*Your assignment is to solve 36 problems, this is going to take awhile.*0802

*What is the probability that it will take you more than 9 hours?*0806

*Let us think about that, first of all I have a conversion to solve here.*0811

*9 hours is 9 hours × 60 minutes per hour, that is 540 minutes.*0819

*If I'm going to take 540 minutes, I want to convert that into an average .*0838

*Remember, what I want to use is that Z is √N/σ × Y ̅ – μ.*0845

*I know that, that will be a standard normal variable.*0858

*Somehow, I got to buildup those quantities.*0861

*If my total time spent on the homework is going to be 9 hours, that is 540 minutes.*0864

*How much time will that be per problem on average?*0871

*My Y ̅, which is the average time per problem, if I spent 540 minutes total then*0875

*that would be 540 minutes divided by 36 problems.*0888

*I rigged up those numbers to work fairly nicely.*0894

*That is 15 minutes per problem.*0898

*I want to know the likelihood that I'm going to end up spending more than 15 minutes per problem,*0909

*over a 36 problem assignment.*0915

*I want to find the probability that my Y ̅ is bigger than 15.*0922

*Somehow, I want to build up this standard normal variable so I can use my normal distribution charts to solve this.*0935

*If Y ̅ is bigger than 15, that mean Y ̅ - μ is bigger than, what was my μ?*0942

*My μ is the average of all homework problems, 12 minutes on average,*0951

*is what it takes me to solve a homework problem.*0958

*15 -12, I will put in a σ and what is my σ?*0962

*My σ is standard deviation, that is 10.*0973

*The last ingredient here is √N, √N I'm going to include that.*0980

*What is my √N, N is the number of problems that I have.*0991

*N was 36, the √N is 6, this is 3 × 6/10, 18/10 is 1.8.*0995

*That was my variable Z, I want to find the probability that Z, my standard normal variable is going to be bigger than 1.8.*1007

*I'm going to look that up on the next page because I have a standard normal chart all set to go, on the next page.*1021

*Let me just go ahead and tell you the answer, so we can wrap it up on this page.*1030

*From the chart on the next page, and I will show you in a moment where that comes from.*1035

*The probability what was it, it was 0.0359 is what we are going to find on the next page.*1040

*If I want to think about in terms of percentages, that is just about 3.6%.*1052

*That is my probability that I'm going to spend more than 9 hours on this homework assignment.*1060

*It was about 3.6% chance that I'm going to spend more than 9 hours on this homework assignment.*1068

*Maybe, I’m worried because I have something I need to do in 9 hours.*1074

*I’m worried I would not get finished in time.*1076

*It actually looks pretty good, it looks like there is more than 96% chance that I will finish on time, that is kind of reassuring.*1080

*That is the answer to the problem, there is 3.6% chance that we will spend more than 9 hours on this homework assignment.*1088

*Let me just recap the steps there, before I show you that one missing step of looking it up on the chart.*1095

*We want to, first of all, convert into a standard unit here.*1102

*I got 9 hours and I got 12 minutes, I decided to convert the hours into minutes.*1107

*You can also convert the other way, if you wanted, but I think it is a little easier this way.*1114

*9 hours is 540 minutes, that was a total on our time that I would spend doing all the homework problems.*1119

*Since, I know that I have a result about averages here, I wanted to convert that into an average amount of time.*1128

*The average time is 540 minutes divided by 36 problems and that is just 15 minutes per problem.*1138

*The question is really, how likely am I to spend an average of more than 15 minutes per problem?*1148

*I want to find the probability that Y ̅ is bigger than 15.*1154

*For Y ̅ to be bigger than 15, I want to build up this expression Y ̅ - μ/σ × √N.*1159

*I filled in my μ is 12, μ right there is the average.*1168

*My σ was 10, there is σ and I got that from the problem here.*1176

*My √N is 6, that comes from N = 36, the number of problems that we have to solve here.*1185

*Then, I just simplified the numbers 15 -12 is 3, 3 × 6 is 18, 18 divided by 10 is 1.8.*1193

*I want to find the probability that my standard normal variable is bigger than 1.8.*1199

*That is what I’m going to confirm on the next page.*1205

*I will show you where that comes from, but we will see that it comes out to 0.0359.*1207

*If you think about that as a percentage, that is just about 3.6%.*1214

*I just want to confirm the result that we used on the previous page.*1225

*What we use on the previous page was, we calculated the probability that a standard normal variable,*1231

*because we had converted a Y ̅ to a standard normal variable, was bigger than 1.8.*1236

*I’m going to look up 1.8 on this chart, 1.80.*1245

*There is 1.8, there is 1.80, it is 0.0359 which was the number that I gave you back on the previous slide.*1249

*This shows you where that come from, it just come from this chart.*1260

*.0359, that is where I got that answer of 3.6% that we used on the previous slide.*1263

*That just completes that little gap that we had on the previous side.*1274

*That totally answers our probability of having to spend more than 9 hours on this horrible homework assignment.*1278

*In example 2, we have a bakery that is charting how many muffins do they start per day.*1288

*We have figure out a long-term average of 30 muffins per day but there is a lot of variation in there.*1295

*Maybe, they sell more muffins on the weekend and fewer on a weekday.*1300

*They figure out that, there is a standard deviation of 8 muffins.*1305

*What they are doing is, they are planning out the next month or so, actually 36 days.*1309

*They are worried about, what is the chance that they will sell more than 1000 muffins?*1315

*Maybe, they are worried about whether they are going to have to order some more supplies,*1320

*some more flours, some more eggs, or something like that.*1323

*Or maybe, they are worry about whether they are going to make enough money.*1327

*They know they need to sell 1000 muffins in the next 36 days.*1330

*It was the kind of calculations that a business person would make.*1334

*We are going to answer them using the central limit theorem.*1338

*Let me remind you what we have, our mean theorem is that, if we start out with Y ̅ – μ, very important distinction there.*1342

*Y ̅ - μ × √N/σ is a standard normal variable, that is kind of our main result for this lecture.*1357

*We want to figure out how we can use that here.*1371

*I see a Y ̅ there, that Y ̅ is the average of the number of muffins we are going to sell each day.*1375

*If the total muffins is going to be 1000, then that means the daily average is Y ̅ which will be 1000/36,*1384

*because there are 36 days.*1412

*It does simply a bit, I can take a 4 out of top and bottom there, simplify that down to 250/9,*1413

*still not the nicest fraction in the world.*1421

*I'm going to try to build up the standard normal variable and get an answer that I can look up easily on the normal charts.*1425

*Y ̅ - μ is 250/9 - μ is the overall average which we figure out is 30 muffins per day, that is -30.*1434

*That is a little awkward, let me go ahead and try to combine those fractions.*1451

*I did do this one in fractions because I rigged it up so the fraction work fairly nicely,*1457

*something we can work out in our heads.*1462

*If the fractions did not work nicely, I would probably just be going to a decimal right now.*1464

*But, this one works nicely.*1468

*250/9 - 30 is 270/9, we get -20/9, you can convert that into a decimal, if you like.*1471

*Let me continue to build up the standard normal variable.*1486

*√N × Y ̅ - μ/σ, I want to be bigger than the values that we have, because we want to sell more than 1000 muffins.*1490

* This should have been a greater than or equal to.*1507

*This should be greater than or equal to -20/9.*1512

*I’m multiplying by √N, the √N is 36, that is because N is 36.*1517

*√36 is 6, and now I have a σ.*1522

*Σ is our standard deviation, that is 8.*1531

*That is because, what we are told in the problem here.*1537

*I think this does simple fairly well, this is - 20/8 could simplify to 5/2, 6/2 could simplify to 3/1.*1542

*3/9 could simplify to 1/3, we just get -5/3.*1557

*Now, I'm going to convert it into a decimal.*1563

*The point of this was that, this was a standard normal variable.*1566

*I want that Z to be bigger than or equal to -5/3 which is as a decimal is -1.67.*1573

*2/3 is about 0.67, most technically that is an approximation.*1580

*I do not want any pure mathematicians to complain about that.*1587

*It is -1.67, and now I want to figure out the probability that Z will be bigger than -1.67.*1591

*Let me draw what I'm going to be looking for, then we will use a chart on the next page to actually calculate that.*1602

*-1.67 was down here somewhere.*1610

*I’m looking for the probability that Z is bigger than that.*1617

*I’m looking for all that probability.*1619

*The way the chart works is it will tell me probabilities of being bigger than a certain cutoff.*1622

*What I'm going to do is find the probability that Z is bigger than 1.67 and then subtract that.*1630

*The probability that Z is bigger than -1.67 is going to be 1 - the probability that Z is bigger than +1.67.*1639

*This is what we are looking for, this probability that Z is bigger than -1.67.*1660

*But I can figure it out as 1- this probability, the probability that Z is bigger than 1.67.*1670

*That is how I'm going to calculate that out.*1681

*The rest of it is simply a matter of looking it up on the chart, because that is the form that I can look things up on the chart.*1684

*I have already done this, if I look it up on the chart on the next page.*1690

*Let me tell you what the answer comes out to be.*1696

*It is 1- 0.0475 and that comes from the chart on the next page.*1699

*And then, 1- 0.0475 is 0.9525, and that is approximately 95%.*1708

*It is in fact very likely that, this bakery is going to sell more than 1000 muffins in the next 36 days.*1721

*If they are planning on buying supplies, buying flour, eggs for their muffins,*1730

*then they better go out and buy more supplies because it is very likely that they will sell more than 1000 muffins.*1735

*If they are worried about revenue then things are looking pretty good,*1742

*because there was a good chance that they will sell more than 1000 muffins.*1745

*Let me recap the steps here.*1750

*There is one missing step which is the chart, which I will fill in on the next slide.*1751

*In the meantime, the total muffins, we want that to be bigger than 1000,*1757

*which means the daily average should be bigger than 1000/36, which is more than 250/9.*1762

*I was just reducing the fractions there.*1770

*I rigged this one up to give us nice fractions.*1772

*And then, I kind of built up this standard normal variable.*1775

*I subtract a μ, the μ was the average of 30 muffins per day, that comes from there.*1779

*That is where that 30, and subtracted it and I got a negative number.*1787

*It is significant that it is negative there.*1792

*We do want to keep track of the negative sign.*1795

*And then, I multiply by √N which was, there is my N is 36.*1798

*√N is my 6 right there, divided by σ which is the standard deviation, 8 muffins right there, there is my 8.*1804

*And then, I just did some simplifying fractions there, got down to -5/3.*1813

*And I convert that back into a decimal which is -1.67.*1820

*In order to find the probability of Z being bigger than -1.67, I flipped it around and I calculated that the probability of being in this tail.*1827

*That is the probability of being in the tail, the probability that Z is bigger than 1.67.*1840

*For that, I’m going to use the chart on the next page.*1847

*I hope I have been reading the chart correctly.*1849

*When we look on the next page, it really will be 0.0475.*1852

*It will work out then to be 1- that is 95% chance that this bakery will sell more than 1000 muffins.*1856

*That is just filling that one missing step from the chart.*1867

*This is the normal distribution chart, this will tell you the probability that in normal variable,*1871

*we will end up being bigger than a particular cutoff.*1878

*In this case, our cutoff is 1.67, we are using that to solve the problem on the previous slide.*1881

*The probability that Z is bigger than 1.67, here is 1.6 and the second decimal place is 7, it is right there.*1887

*I hope this works out, 1.6 and 0.0475, that is what we use before.*1899

*It is 0.0475 and that was the answer that we plugged into our calculations on the previous side.*1907

*Just take this answer, drop into the calculations on the previous side.*1918

*And then, we did some more work and we got our answer to be 95%.*1923

*That fills in the one missing step from the previous slide.*1932

*It is just a matter of taking this 1.67 and matching up 1.6 and 0.07, and finding the right probability.*1938

*Of course, if you are using electronic tools, you probably do not need to use this chart.*1948

*You can just ask what is the probability that a standard normal variable will be bigger than 1.67,*1953

*and it should just spit out the answer for you.*1959

*In example 3, we have a technician fixing a soda machine.*1963

*It is supposed to give a certain amount of soda and she wants to check out whether it is dispensing the right amount of soda.*1969

*She takes 100 samples and the standard deviation in this machine is 2.5 ml.*1976

*We want to find the chance that her sample mean, that is the Y ̅,*1986

*that is the mean of her 100 samples is within 0.5 ml of the true average amount.*1990

*That is the true population mean, that is the μ of soda dispensed.*1997

*Let me setup that one out for you.*2002

*The whole point of this lecture is that, we look at Y ̅ - μ and we convert that to a standard normal variable.*2005

*The way we do that is by multiplying by √N/σ.*2016

*That turned out to be a standard normal variable meaning it has mean 0 and standard of deviation 1.*2022

*What we want to is figure out Y ̅ – μ.*2032

*In this case, we want the sample mean to be within 5 ml of the true mean.*2038

*Within 5 ml means it could go 0.5 ml either way.*2044

*I’m going to put absolute values here and set it less than or equal to 0.5 ml.*2051

*I’m going to try to build up my standard normal variable.*2061

*I'm going to build up by putting √N here and dividing by σ.*2065

*Of course, I got to do that on the other side, as well, √N and divided by σ.*2071

*The point of that is, that gives me a standard normal variable or actually there is a mass of values their,*2078

*I put the absolute values on Z as well.*2084

*That means, I want the absolute value of Z less than or equal to, let me fill in what I can here.*2087

*0.5 √N, N is 100 because we are taking 100 samples here.*2093

*That is × 10, √100 is 10, I rigged that up to make the numbers easy.*2101

*What is my σ, σ is 2.5 here.*2108

*10 divided by 2.5 is 4, this is 0.5 × 4 which is 2.*2117

*That worked out really nicely, is not it.*2125

*I want the probability that the absolute value of Z will be less than 2.*2127

*It is the same as the probability that Z is between -2 and 2.*2134

*Let me draw a little picture, it is always useful when you are working with these normal distributions*2146

*to draw a picture and figure out what it is you are actually calculating.*2150

*I want Z to be between -2 and 2, there is -2 and 2.*2155

*I want to be in between there.*2162

*The way my chart is set up, your chart might be different, but the way my chart works is,*2164

*it will tell you the probability of Z being in the positive tail.*2170

*It will tell you that area right there.*2175

*In order to find the probability in the middle, what I'm going to do is*2179

*calculate that probability in the tail and then subtract off 2 tails, that will give me the probability in the middle.*2184

*I will do 1-2 × the probability that Z is bigger than 2.*2192

*That should give me the probability of being between -2 and 2.*2199

*That is something now that I can look up on my chart,*2205

*or if you do not like charts and you got access to some kind of electronic tool, you can look that up more quickly.*2209

*Just drop the number 2 into your tool.*2216

*I’m going to use the chart and it is on the next page where I set up the charts.*2219

*Let me go ahead and tell you the numerical answer now, and then let me just confirm that on the next page.*2224

*I found the probability of Z being bigger than 2 from the chart.*2229

*It was 0.0228, and that is 1- 2 × 0.0228 is 0.0456.*2234

*That is 0.9544, and that is approximately 95%, just slightly over 95%.*2250

*That is my answer, that is the probability that this technician’s sample mean will be within 0.5 ml of the true mean.*2271

*Let me recap the steps there.*2286

*There is one missing step which is the step from the chart, which will confirm that on the next slide.*2288

*Just while we have the slide in front of us, let me recap the steps.*2295

*I set up my standard normal variable, I know that Y ̅ - μ is always × √N/σ is a standard normal.*2299

*I wanted Y ̅ - μ to be within 0.5 of each other.*2311

*Y ̅ μ should be within 0.5 of each other.*2317

*When we say two things are within a certain distance from each other, that really means that you want to bound their absolute value.*2320

*The distance from A to B is the absolute value of A – B.*2329

*We want the absolute value of Y ̅ - μ to be less than 0.5.*2333

*I just tacked on these other quantities, √N/σ.*2338

*The point of that was that gave me a standard normal variable, I can call that Z.*2343

*And then, I wanted to fill in what my √N and σ were.*2350

*N was 100, √N gave me 10, that is where that came from.*2354

*The σ was the standard deviation given there, that is my σ 2.5.*2360

*The numbers simplified nicely, that was me being clever, setting up nice numbers there.*2367

*It simplified down to 2, but now you have to think a bit more because you want the probability that Z is less than 2.*2374

*Absolute value, that means Z is between -2 and 2, that is the middle region here.*2383

*The way my chart works, it will tell you the tail region, that would not you the middle region directly.*2391

*What I did was, I said you could solve this by doing 1-2 tails, because there is a lower tail and there is an upper tail there.*2397

*I'm going to look up on the chart on the next page and we will see that the probability of Z being bigger than to is 0.0228.*2407

*It is 1-2 × that, 2 × that is 0.0456.*2416

*We finally get 0.9544, get a 95% chance that we will be within 0.5 ml.*2421

*By the way, example 4 is a follow up to example 3.*2430

*I want to make sure that you understand example 3.*2435

*It there is any steps in here that you are a little fuzzy on, just watch the video again and*2437

*just make sure that you are very clear on all the steps here,*2442

*because in example 4, we are going to tweak the numbers a little bit.*2445

*It really will help if example 3 is already very solid for you.*2449

*One missing step here is where that number comes from.*2453

*Let us fill in that step, this is still example 3 and we had one missing step*2457

*which was the probability that Z was bigger than 2, that was from the previous side.*2464

*In order to solve that, I see that there is 2.0 right there.*2471

*2.00 gives me 0. 0228 is what I used on the previous side.*2477

*I use that number on the previous side and you can catch up with all the rest of the arithmetic on the previous side.*2492

*If you do not remember how that worked out but we did some calculations with that.*2501

*We came up with an answer of 95% for this soda dispensing machine.*2505

*That wraps up example 3, we are going to use the same scenario for example 4.*2514

*I do want to make sure that you understand example 3, before you go ahead and try example 4.*2519

*In example 4, we have the same technician from example 3.*2528

*Remember, this technician is taking samples from a soda dispensing machine.*2532

*She wants to guarantee with probability 95% that her sample mean will be with 0.4ml of the true average.*2537

*This looks a lot like example 3, the difference, I will just remind you was with examples 3,*2547

*we had not 0.4 but a 0.5 ml tolerance.*2555

*Here we are restricting that to 0.4 ml tolerance.*2562

*We are deciding that 0.5 is not close enough, I want to get a 0.4 ml tolerance.*2566

*I still want to keep the probability at 95%.*2572

*That means, I have to change something else.*2576

*Since, I want a more accurate answer, that means I'm going to need to take more samples than I did before.*2580

*We are going to try and solve that together.*2587

*First thing is to figure out with this probability 95%, what is that mean?*2591

*Let me try to illustrate that graphically.*2597

*I want to find some cutoff that gives me 95% of the probability in the middle.*2602

*I will put a value of Z there, that is –Z.*2611

*I want to get 95% of the probability in between these cutoffs, for the standard normal variable.*2614

*This is supposed to be 95% here and I want to figure out what value of Z will give me that.*2621

*The way to find that, since I have a chart that will tell me how much probability is in the tail of the normal distribution,*2631

*what I can do is say that these tails, I got two tails here,*2644

*the area in 1 tail should be 1- 95%, 1 - 0.95/2, which is 0.05/2 which is 0.025.*2649

*I want to find a Z value, since that the probability of Z being bigger than that cutoff z is 0.025.*2668

*I will check this on the next slide, you will see, we will look it up together.*2680

*I do not want to break my flow for this slide, I will tell you right now that it comes out to be Z = 1.96.*2684

*I want to make sure that was the right value that I used.*2694

*Yes 1.96, that is the cutoff Z value that we are looking for.*2696

*Let me go back and show you how that factors in with all the other numbers in the problem.*2702

*I will just remind you that Z is our standard normal variable.*2706

*The way we get it is we do √N/σ × Y ̅ – μ.*2711

*Let us work that, I wanted out to have Y ̅ – μ.*2720

*I wanted those two quantities, Y ̅ is the sample mean, that is Y ̅ right there.*2726

*The true average of this machine is μ, I do not know what that is, by the way.*2733

*I want this to be within 0.4 of each other.*2739

*I want the difference between those two in absolute value to be less than 0.4.*2741

*When I want to do is build up this standard normal variable.*2755

*I’m going to multiply on √N/σ here.*2760

*I will multiply on √N/σ, as well here.*2764

*The point of that is this gives me my Z value, my standard normal variable.*2771

*My Z is less than or equal to √N × 0.4.*2779

*I know what σ is, my σ was given to me in example 3, that was 2.5.*2786

*That is 2.5 from example 3 was where that was given to us.*2793

*Let me fill that in, example 3 was where that information came from.*2799

*The N in example 3, N was 100 because we took 100 samples.*2805

*We cannot use that anymore because now we are trying to go for more accurate estimation.*2810

*We are going to have to increase the number of samples.*2817

*I know it is going to be increased because we have to get a more accurate answer.*2820

*What we are really going to do is solve this for N.*2823

*We are going to use this value of Z that we figured out over here, 1.96, and then we will solve for N.*2831

*1.96 is less than or equal to √N × 0.4/2.5.*2841

*Now, I’m just going to manipulate the algebra a little bit until I can get a value for N.*2852

*I do not think this one is going to work out particularly nicely, I did not rigged the numbers for this one very well.*2860

*2.5, I will multiply by both sides, I will divide both sides by 0.4, that should still be less than √N.*2865

*N should be greater than or equal to 1.96 × 2.5 divided by 0.4.*2876

*Since, I changed from √N to N, I'm squaring both sides.*2888

*We should square that expression.*2893

*That is not a number you will have work out in your head.*2897

*I did that on a calculator and I will show you what I got there.*2901

*I got 150.063, just slightly over 150 there.*2905

*N is the number of samples that we are going to take.*2916

*It is got to be a whole number, because you cannot take half of the sample.*2919

*In order to make this work, I need a whole number bigger than 150.6063.*2923

*N = 151, I will round that up.*2931

*You always round up, if you are talking about the number of samples.*2936

*The samples is enough, I solved that except for one detail of showing you on the chart where that Z value came from.*2940

*I will go back over the steps here and then we will jump forward to the chart.*2952

*I will show you where that Z value came from.*2957

*To go back to be getting here.*2960

*I start out with this probability of 95%.*2964

*I’m going for a 95% probability here.*2967

*In order to get 95% in the middle, that means my values on the tail, there is two tails, they are going to split the left over.*2972

*The left over probability is 1 - 0.95/2.*2982

*1-0.95 is 0.05, .05/2 is 0.025.*2988

*I’m looking for cutoff value of z, that when I find the probability bigger than that, it is 0.025.*2994

*It will come from the chart on the next slide.*3003

*L will fill the part in, if you are willing to be a little patient with me, or you can skip ahead and see the chart on the next slide.*3007

*Then, I would just going to hang onto that Z for a little while.*3015

*I'm going to go back and I'm going to build up my standard normal variable here, that comes from this formula here.*3018

*That is supposed to be a standard normal distribution.*3023

*I started off with Y - μ and their absolute value, that comes from the word within here.*3029

*I want two things to be within 0.4 ml.*3035

*I want the absolute value of less than 0.4.*3039

*And then, I built up my √N/σ.*3042

*I do not know what the √N is because I have not been told how many samples I want at this point,*3046

*that is what I'm solving for.*3051

*The N is the variable but my σ, I was given the standard deviation in example 3.*3054

*I dropped that in, it is 2.5.*3059

*I fill in my Z value, that comes from over here.*3062

*That is where that Z value came from.*3066

*I just take this equation and I solve it for N.*3071

*That is just a matter of manipulating the algebra around, squaring both sides because I had a √N.*3075

*I get N = 150.063, and I need it to be a whole number.*3080

*To be safe, I round it up.*3089

*Because 150 samples would not be quite enough, I have to go for 151 samples.*3092

*And then, I know with probability 95% that my sample mean will be close to the true mean.*3098

*One missing step here is where that 1.96 came from and it comes from this 0.025.*3106

*But, I'm using the chart that we will see on the next slide.*3114

*I want to fill in that one missing step from example 4.*3118

*We want to find a Z for which the probability of Z being bigger than that Z is 0.025.*3122

*We work that out from the previous slide, that was what we are looking for.*3130

*Let me draw a little picture of what we are dealing with.*3139

*We want to find a Z, says that tail probability there is 0.025 which means I have to look for 0.025 in my chart.*3143

*I’m going to start here, they are getting smaller 0.7, 0.6, 0.5, 0.4, 0.3, 0.02.*3158

*It is getting close, 0.027, 0.026, 0.0256, 0.0250, there it is right there.*3172

*I look at where row and column that happened in, 1.96 and 0.06, that tells me that my Z value is 1.96.*3182

*You might also have electronic applets, you do not have to do this kind of old fashioned method of looking up on charts.*3197

*That is totally fine with me, if you are okay using electronic tools in your class.*3205

*You can jump from 0.025 to 1.96, that is totally fine with me.*3211

*This 1.96, we went on and use that in our calculations on the previous side.*3217

*Somehow, that work out on the previous side to tell us that we need N = 151 samples,*3228

*in order to guarantee a particular accuracy of our sample mean.*3237

*Just to recap there, most of the work was done on the previous side.*3245

*I figure out on the previous side that I was looking for cutoff value of Z,*3249

*such that the probability of being bigger than that was 0.025.*3253

*We just look through this chart until I found 0.025, found that in the 1.9 row and the 0.06 column.*3257

*I put those together and I get 1.96.*3265

*The rest of it goes back to the previous side where we threw that 1.96 in a bunch of calculations*3268

*and came back to N = 151 samples.*3275

*In our final example here, we have a restaurant that is worried about how much money it is going to make tonight.*3282

*It has done some studies and it is found that its customers spend an average of $30.00 per customer.*3294

*But, they have a standard deviation of $10.00 which means,*3301

*maybe if somebody just has an appetizer and a drink, maybe they will spend $20.00.*3303

*Maybe, if they really go for the full menu and have drinks and desserts, and a few different extras,*3308

*then they are going to end up spending $40.00 or even more.*3317

*The restaurant, their average is $30.00 and they have 25 reservations tonight.*3320

*I guess the reservation only restaurant, you cannot just walk in here, you have to have a reservation.*3326

*They are expecting 25 customers tonight.*3331

*They want to know the chance that their total revenue tonight, we are not worried about profit,*3334

*we are not worried about what we are spending on supplies, total revenue will be between $725 and $800.*3338

*Let me show you how this turns into a central limit theorem problem.*3348

*Because it is not totally obvious right now, we are talking about total revenue.*3353

*Let me show you here, let me remind you of what we are given at the beginning of this lecture.*3356

*We are given that Y ̅ is sample mean – μ the global mean, divided by σ the standard deviation, and multiplied by √N.*3361

*N is the size of the sample.*3378

*The point of that was that would give you a standard normal variable.*3381

*We are going to call it Z and that is a standard normal variable.*3386

*In turn, the point of a standard normal variable is it is very easy to calculate probabilities.*3392

*The way I’m doing it is I'm using charts.*3397

*You might use charts for your class or you might have more sophisticated electronic tools, and that is okay with me.*3400

*What is this have to do with this restaurant?*3407

*They want to make between $725 and $800 total.*3409

*If the total is going to be between 725, I said they want to make between that.*3416

*Of course, they would be happy if they made more.*3425

*They are worried about, they want calculate how likely is it that they will make between 725 and 800 total.*3428

*What we have here is a result that has to do with the mean, the sample mean.*3434

*How do we convert that into a mean?*3440

*We just divide by the customers, the number of customers,*3442

*and convert that into an average amount that each customer would spend.*3448

*The mean, the average, Y ̅ would have to be between 725 divided by 25 and 800/25*3453

*because that is how much the average customer would have to spend, in order to get the total between 725 and 800.*3468

*I just did a little arithmetic here, I rigged this up so that the numbers came out fairly nicely.*3476

*800/25 is 32 and 725/25 is 28, 725/25 is 29.*3482

*Y ̅ would have to be between 29 and 32.*3495

*What that means is, all the customers that come in tonight,*3501

*they would have to spend an average of between $29.00 and $32.00.*3504

*It does not mean they will have to spend between that,*3510

*but it means you can still have some big spenders to come in and drop 50 bucks on a meal.*3512

*You can still have some cheapskates to just buy an appetizer and then slid out of there after spending $10.00.*3517

*But on average, it has to come out between $29 and $32.00 per customer for tonight's customers.*3523

*What I would like to do is kind of buildup that standard normal variable.*3534

*Y ̅ - μ would be between, my μ is my global average.*3540

*That is right there, that is the 30, that is how much a customer spend on the average in the long term.*3547

*That is 29 -30 and 32 -30, let me go ahead and divide by σ.*3554

*My σ is the standard deviation, there it is $10.00 right there.*3569

*I also need to multiply by √N, I did not really leave myself enough space to do that.*3577

*I will give myself another line there.*3583

*Y ̅ - μ/σ × √N, this not absolute value, this is not one of those within problems like the previous one.*3584

*We have to be careful about what is positive, what is negative, no absolute value here.*3595

*√N, N is 25, that is the number of customers we are going to be working with tonight.*3599

*√N is 5, 5 × 29 -30/10 and 5 × 32 -30/10.*3604

*That simplifies fairly nicely, 5/10 is ½, ½ × -1 is - ½.*3619

*I will write that as -0.5.*3628

*And then, the point of this was we are building up a standard normal variable.*3631

*That is my Z right there, this is between -0.5 and 5/10 is still ½, 32 -30 is 2, 2 × ½ is just 1.0.*3635

*I have a standard normal variable and I want to find the probability that it is between -1/2 and +1.*3651

*Let me draw a graph of what I’m looking for.*3659

*Possibly, if you have the right electronic tool, you can jump to the answer at this point.*3663

*Just drop these numbers in your electronic tool, but let me show you how you can figure out using your charts.*3668

*There is -0.5 and there is 1.0.*3675

*I want to find the probability of being in between those two.*3680

*What my chart will do is, it will tell me the probability of being in a tail.*3685

*It will tell me that probability right there.*3690

*It will also tell me that probability right there, but those are not the same because 0.5 and 1.0 are not symmetric.*3693

*This is the probability that Z is greater than 1.0.*3701

*This is the probability that Z is less than -0.5, but it is also the same as Z being bigger than 0.5.*3707

*What I really want here is, my probability that Z is between -0.5, 0.5, and 1.0.*3716

*Let me write that a little more clearly, - 0.5 and 1.0*3730

*What I can do is, I can subtract off the two tails to get the probability.*3741

*That is 1- the probability that Z is bigger than 0.5 - the probability that Z is bigger than 1.0.*3746

*We have some other problems that is like this where we subtracted off the two tails.*3758

*Those are symmetric ones, they started out with absolute values.*3761

*We can just find one tail and then multiply it by 2.*3765

*But these tails are not symmetric, I would have to do two separate calculations and*3769

*look up two separate numbers on a chart there.*3775

*Let me say that I will do the steps on the chart on the next page.*3780

*I will just tell you what the answers are for now, and then I will prove to you by showing you the chart on the next page.*3785

*The probability that Z is bigger than 0.5, I look that up on my chart, I got 0.3085.*3793

*The probability that Z is bigger than 1.0 was 0.1587.*3804

*Now, it is just 1 - 0.3085 0.1587.*3812

*I was lazy, I threw that into a calculator and what I got was a 0.5328,*3817

*could have done that by hand, that would have been that bad.*3827

*If you want to estimate that, that would be just 53%.*3832

*That is the probability that this restaurant, their total profit for tonight is between $725 and $800 tonight.*3840

*There is that one missing step from the chart.*3853

*We will confirm that on the next slide but before I turn the page from the slide, let me show you the steps here.*3856

*I want to find the probability that my total was between 725 and 800.*3862

*What I really know is a result about the average that each customer tonight is going to spend.*3867

*I want to convert that total into an average.*3875

*I just divided it by the number of customers.*3878

*The total divided by the number of customers gives me the average.*3883

*725/25 gives 29, 800/25 gives me 32.6*3887

*And then, I start to build up this formula for a standard normal variable.*3894

*I subtracted μ from both sides, that μ was the average that all the customers in the world spend at this restaurant.*3899

*I subtracted 30 from both sides and then I divided by σ, where is my σ, there is my σ right there, the standard deviation.*3908

*I divided by σ and then I multiply by √N on the next line.*3919

*N was the number of customers, there is 25 of them, I’m going to multiply both sides by 5.*3926

*5 is the √25.*3934

*I simplified the numbers here, they have worked out pretty nicely.*3936

*They are rigged to work nicely, simplified down to -0.5 and +1.0.*3940

*We are really looking for the probability between -0.5 and 1.0 for a standard normal variable.*3947

*The way my chart works and some people's chart work a little differently,*3959

*but the way my chart works is it will tell you these tail probabilities.*3959

*It tells you the positive tails but you can work out the negative tails the same way.*3964

*What I will do is, I will look up the two different tails there and subtract them off from 1.*3969

*That will give me this probability in the middle, that I'm really looking for.*3976

*I will confirm those on the next page with the chart, it is 0.3085 and 0.1587.*3982

*Once I look those up, I can drop them back into the calculation and just reduce it down to 0.5328 which is about 53%.*3989

*That is my probability that my restaurant is going to make between $725 and $800 tonight.*3999

*The one missing piece of the puzzle from the previous slide,*4009

*we are still answering example 5 now, is to find those two probabilities.*4012

*We were finding the probabilities of being less than - 0.5 or being bigger than 1.0.*4020

*We actually want to find the probability of being between those cutoffs.*4029

*This chart will tell you the probability of being in the tails.*4033

*The probability of Z being less than -0.5 is the same as being bigger than 0.5.*4039

*It should be in this chart somewhere, here it is 0.5 and 0.00 is 0.3085.*4048

*The probability of Z being bigger than 1.0, here is 1.0, it is 0.1587.*4060

*I took those numbers and I do not think I'm going to rehash all the calculations that I did on the previous side.*4078

*I will just say, you plug those numbers in to the appropriate place on the previous side.*4084

*You can go back and watch it, if you do not remember how it works out.*4089

*It would be good if I can spell previous though.*4094

*We work through some calculations and we came up with a 53% probability*4101

*that this restaurant is going to make between $725 and $800 in their nightly revenue.*4107

*That wraps up example 5, most of the work was done on the previous side.*4118

*You can go back and check it out, just the missing step on the previous side was*4125

*where these two numbers came from, the 0.3085 and 0.1587.*4129

*Where they came from was by looking up 0.5 and 1.0, and then getting these two numbers from my standard normal chart.*4136

*If you do not like using charts, if you have an electronic way of getting probabilities*4146

*for a standard normal distribution, then by all means use that.*4151

*It is definitely something quicker than this slightly archaic method.*4156

*In some probability classes, they are still using charts so I want to show you that way.*4160

*That wraps up this lecture on the central limit theorem and*4166

*that is the last lecture in the probability series here on www.educator.com.*4169

*My name is Will Murray, I have really enjoyed making these lectures.*4174

*I hope you have learned something about probability.*4178

*I hope you have been working through the examples and learning something along with me.*4180

*I thank you very much for sticking with me through these probability lectures.*4186

*I hope you are enjoying your probability class and all your math classes, bye now.*4190

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