Final Exam Study guide


The Final Exam will take place from 9:50 AM until 11:50 AM on Tuesday May 12. This will be open-book and open-note, and you are expected to use StatCrunch to solve problems on the exam. The Final Exam will be a total of \(21\) questions, giving approximately \(5\frac{3}{4}\) minutes to spend per question. The midterm will cover the content from the book sections:

The material will have a slightly stronger focus on the topics later in the course, with approximately:

There will be an emphasis on the following topics:

Suggested problems

You are recommended to review all quiz and midterm questions. You can expect the final exam to have questions that are similar to these but not exact – remember, there are solutions available for these questions so final exam questions will not be verbatim. You will most likely need to practice the same skills from these problems, but sometimes questions in the final exam will ask you to do this in a novel way. Make sure you understand the methods used in these problems and how to perform the solutions on your own. Try solving simple variations on these problems.

In Pearson, there is an online final exam review – this is not scored for the final grade, and you can ignore problems that do not come from the above sections or topics.

In the textbook, you are recommended to study chapter review problems that emphasize the above topics.

In the lectures, you are recommended to study all discussion questions and examples that emphasize the above topics.


Because there is no partial credit, the midterm has a built in curve. The exam is graded out of 20 points, with 21 questions each worth 1 point. This means that
Number of questions incorrect Percent score
0 105%
1 100%
2 95%
3 90%
4 85%
5 80%
6 75%
7 70%
8 65%
9 60%
10 55%
11 50%
12 45%
13 40%
14 35%
15 30%
16 25%
17 20%
18 15%
19 10%
20 5%
21 0%