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## A pond contains 110 fish, of which 20 are carp. If 10 fish are caught from the lake, what are the mean and variance of the number of carp am

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A pond contains 110 fish, of which 20 are carp. If 10 fish are caught from the lake, what are the mean and variance of the number of carp among those 10?

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Answer:Mean = 1.82Variance = 1.365Step-by-step explanation:We define X as the random variable that counts the number of the carp fishes that has been caught. Also we assume that all the fishes are equally likely to be caught. In that case we have that X as hypergeometric distribution.

The of the Hypergeometric Distribution and Its variance is given below.

Mean of the distribution =[tex]n*\frac{k}{N}[/tex]Variance =[tex]\frac{n*k*(N-k)(N-n)}{N^2(N-1)}[/tex]N= 110

k = 20

n = 10

Upon calculation we get

Mean = [tex]10*\frac{20}{110}[/tex]

= 1.82

Variance = [tex]\frac{10*20*(110-20)(110-10)}{110*110*(110-1)}[/tex] = 2*90*100/11*11*109 = 1.365

Therefore the mean is 1.82 and variance is 1.365