## The changes to itemized deductions in the Tax Reform

Research and analyze the changes to itemized deductions in the Tax Reform Basics for Individuals and Families.

Identify and explain three itemized deductions that are available to taxpayers. Are there any that you would add and if so, which ones?

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## High School Math Story Problems

watch each video and write the Write a 3-4 sentence summary of the video’s content including one memorable take-away you learned.

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## Interaction of Mathematics and Physics

what is the Interaction of Mathematics and Physics.

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## Systems Of Equations And Matrices

3.1 Systems of Two Linear Equations in Two Variables
A. Solve the system by graphing (by hand or with Excel)
3x +5y = 46
7x – y = 6
B. Solve the system by graphing (by hand or with Excel)
4x – 5y = 7
2x + 3y = 9
3.2 Matrices and Linear Equations in Two Variables
C. Find the dimensions of the matrix and the values of a2,1 and a3,1
5 9 1 2
3 6 12 4
2 7 3 8
  
 
      
D. Find the dimensions of the matrix and the values of a1,3 and a2,3
7 5 3 4
9 1 14 2
8 6 9 10
   
 

       
E. Write the augmented matrix representing the system of linear equations.
5 7 2
2 3
x y
x y
  
 
F. Write the augmented matrix representing the system of linear equations.
3 5 8
4 5
x y
x y
   
 
G. Carry out the row operation:
2 2
1 1 12 32
2 0 2 16
R R  
    
H. Carry out the row operation:
1 1
1 8 24 32
8 5 22 16
R R  
    
I. Interpret the augmented matrix as the solution of a system of equations. State the solution, or identify the system as
inconsistent or dependent.
1 0 9
0 1 15
     
MAT230 – Finite Analysis
Unit 3 DB: Systems of Equations and Matrices
J. Interpret the augmented matrix as the solution of a system of equations. State the solution, or identify the system as
inconsistent or dependent.
1 0 157
0 1 386
     
K. Solve the system by row-reducing the corresponding augmented matrix.
2 12
3 11
x y
x y
 
 
3.3 Systems of Linear Equations and the Gauss-Jordan Method
L. Find the augmented matrix representing the system of equations:
1 2 3
1 2 3
1 2
2 2
3 4 6
3 1
x x x
x x x
x x x
    
   

   
M. Interpret the row-reduced matrix as the solution of a system of equations:
1 0 0 5
0 1 0 9
0 0 1 2
   
     
N. Use an appropriate row operation or sequence of row operations to find the equivalent row-reduced matrix:
1 0 1 15
0 1 0 9
0 0 1 2
   
      
O. Use an appropriate row operation or sequence of row operations to find the equivalent row-reduced matrix:
1 0 0 7
0 1 0 16
0 0 2 32
   
     
3.4 Matrix Arithmetic
For problems P – U, use matrices A, B, and C below.
2 3 4 8 7 6 1 6 5
5 6 7 5 4 3 7 2 8
8 9 1 2 1 9 4 9 3
A B C
           
                    
P. Find: A
t
Q. Find: 2B
R. Find: –3C
S. Find: B + C
T. Find: C – A
U. Find: A + 2B
V. Find the matrix product:
2
2 3 1
1
3 1 3
2
  
          
W. Find the matrix product:
2 2
2 3 1
1 4
3 1 3
3 3
            
X. Find the matrix product:
2
4 5 2
3
1 1 3
2
               
Y. Rewrite the system of linear equations as a matrix equation AX = B
1 2 3
1 2 3
1 2 3
2 3 4 1
5 8 6 3
2 3 3 8
x x x
x x x
x x x
    
   

   
Z. Rewrite the system of linear equations as a matrix equation AX = B
1 2 3 4
1 2 3 4
1 2 3 4
2 3 4 5 6
5 8 6 4 1
2 3 3 6 14

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## Mathematics

Managerial Report Prepare a managerial report that addresses the following issues and recommends an order quantity for the Weather Teddy product.

1. Use the sales forecaster’s prediction to describe a normal probability distribution that can be used to approximate the demand distribution. Sketch the distribution and show its mean and standard deviation.
2. Compute the probability of a stockout for the order quantities suggested by members of the management team.
3. Compute the projected profit for the order quantities suggested by the management team under three scenarios: worst case in which sales = 10,000 units, most likely case in which sales = 20,000 units, and best case in which sales = 30,000 units.
4. One of Specialty’s managers felt that the profit potential was so great that the order quantity should have a 70% chance of meeting demand and only a 30% chance of any stockouts. What quantity would be ordered under this policy, and what is the projected profit under the three sales scenarios?
5. Provide your own recommendation for an order quantity and note the associated profit projections. Provide a rationale for your recommendation.

In addition, provide a summary of the concepts presented in the chapter readings and discussion questions. Please ensure that you provide some real examples of these concepts being applied in the business-world today. Please use your textbook, LIRN-based research, and the Internet in completing this assignment.

Finally, examine any ethical issues that may arise when performing statistics.

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## Calculating Probability

1. A function P : A ⊂ Ω → R is called a probability law over the sample space Ω if it satisfies
the following three probability axioms.
• (Nonnegativity) P(A) ≥ 0, for every event A.
• (Countable additivity) If A and B are two disjoint events, then the probability of their
union satisfies
P(A ∪ B) = P(A) + P(B).
More generally, for a countable collection of disjoint events A1, A2, … we have
P(
S∞
i=1
Ai) = P∞
i=1 P(Ai).
• (Normalization) The probability of the entire sample space is 1, that is, P(Ω) = 1.
(a) (5 pts) Prove, using only the axioms of probability given, that P(A) = 1 − P(Ac
) for
any event A and probability law P where Ac denotes the complement of A.
(b) (5 pts) Let E1, E2, .., En be disjoint sets such that Sn
i1
Ei = Ω and let P be a probability
law over the sample space Ω. Show that, for any event A we have
P(A) = Pn
i=1 P(A ∩ Ei).
(c) (5 pts) Prove that for any two events A, B we have
P(A ∩ B) ≥ P(A) + P(B) − 1.
2. (10 pts) Two fair dice are thrown. Let
X =
(
1, if the sum of the numbers ≤ 5
0, otherwise
Y =
(
1, if the product of the numbers is odd
0, otherwise
What is Cov (X, Y )? Show your steps clearly.
3. (10 pts) Derive the mean of Poisson distribution.
4. In this problem, we will explore certain properties of probability distributions and introduce
new important concepts.
1
(a) (5 pts) Recall Pascal’s Identity for combinations: N
m

+
N
m−1

N+1
m

Use the identity to show the following
(1 + x)
N =
PN
m=0 N
m

· x
m
which is called the binomial theorem. Hint: You can use induction.
Finally, show that the binomial distribution with parameter p is normalized, that is
PN
m=0 N
m

· p
m · (1 − p)
(N−m) = 1
(b) (5 pts) Suppose you wish to transmit the value of a random variable to a receiver. In
Information Theory, the average amount of information you will transmit in the process
(in units of “nat”) is obtained by taking the expectation of ln p(x) with respect to the
distribution p(x) of your random variable and is given by
H(x) = −
R
x
p(x) · ln p(x) · dx
This quantity is the entropy of your random variable. Calculate and compare the entropies of a uniform random variable x ∼ U(0, 1) and a Gaussian random variable
z ∼ N (0, 1).
(c) In many applications, e.g. in Machine Learning, we wish to approximate some probability distribution using function approximators we have available, for example deep
neural networks. This creates the need for a way to measure the similarity or the distance between two distributions. One proposed such measure is the relative entropy
or the Kullback-Leibler divergence. Given two probability distributions p and q the
KL-divergence between them is given by
KL(p||q) = R ∞
−∞ p(x) · ln
p(x)
q(x)
· dx
i. (2 pts) Show that the KL-divergence between equal distributions is zero.
ii. (2 pts) Show that the KL-divergence is not symmetric, that is KL(p||q) 6= KL(q||p)
in general. You can do this by providing an example.
iii. (16 pts) Calculate the KL divergence between p (x) ∼ N
µ1, σ2
1

and q (x) ∼
N

µ2, σ2
2

for µ1 = 2, µ2 = 1.8, σ2
1 = 1.5, σ2
2 = 0.2. First, derive a closed form
solution depending on µ1, µ2, σ1, σ2. Then, calculate its value. (Only numerical
Remark: We call this measure a divergence since a proper distance function must be
symmetric.

1. In this problem, we will explore some properties of random variables and in particular that
of the Gaussian random variable.
(a) (7 pts) The convolution of two functions f and g is defined as
(f ∗ g)(t) = R ∞
−∞ f(τ )g(t − τ )dτ
One can calculate the probability density function of the random variable Z = X +Y using convolution operation with X and Y independent and continuous random variables.
In fact,
fZ(z) = R ∞
−∞ fX(τ )fY (z − τ
Using this fact, find the probability density function of Z = X + Y , where X and Y
are independent standard Gaussian random variables. Find µZ, σZ. Which distribution
does Z belong to? (Hint: use √
π =
R ∞
−∞ e
−x
2
dx)
(b) (5 pts) Let X be a standard normal Gaussian random variable and Y be a discrete
random variable taking values {−1, 1} with equal probabilities. Is the random variable
Z = XY independent of Y ? Give a formal argument(proof or counter example) justifying
(c) (8 pts) Let X be a non-negative random variable. Let k be a positive real number.
Define the binary random variable Y = 0 for X < k and Y = k for X ≥ k. Using the
relation between X and Y , prove that P(X ≥ k) ≤
E[X]
k
E[Y ]).
2. In this problem, we will empirically observe some of the results we obtained above and also
the convergence properties of certain distributions. You may use the python libraries Numpy
and Matplotlib.
(a) (5 pts) In 3.a you have found the distribution of Z = X+ Y. Let X and Y be Gaussian
random variables with µX = −1, µY = 3, and σ
2
X = 1 and σ
2
Y = 4. Sample 100000
pairs of X and Y and plot their sum Z = X+Y as a histogram. Is the shape of Z and its
apparent mean consistent with what you have learned in the lectures?
(b) (5 pts) Let X B(n, p) be a binomially distributed random variable. One can use the normal distribution as an approximation to the binomial distribution when n is large and/or
p is close to 0.5. In this case, X ≈ N(np, np(1 − p)). Show how such approximation behaves by drawing 10000 samples from binomial distribution with n = 5, 10, 20, 30, 40, 100
and p = 0.2, p = 0.33, 0.50 and plotting the distributions of samples for each case as a
histogram. Report for which values of n and p the distribution resembles that of a
Gaussian?
(c) (5 pts) You were introduced to the concept of KL-divergence analytically. Now, you will
estimate this divergence KL(p||q). Where p(x) = N (0, 1) and q(x) = N (0, 4). Sample
1000 samples from a Gaussian with mean 0 and variance 1. Call them x1, x2, …, x1000.
Estimate the KL divergence as
1
1000
P1000
i=1 ln
p(xi)
q(xi)
where p(x) = N (0, 1) and q(x) = N (0, 4). Calculate the divergence analytically for
KL(p||q). Is the result consistent with your estimate?

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## The Boyer-Moore string search algorithm

Discuss how you would implement the Boyer-Moore string search algorithm to carry out a string search in literature.

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## Present Value

What is the Present Value of an ordinary annuity that pays 300 dollars a month for
300 months? Assume the interest rate is 10 percent APR compounded monthly?

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## Math Analysis

Question 5: (4 Marks)
Given a list of activities for a small project as shown in the following table:
Activity Duration (days) Early Start Early Finish Late Start Late Finish Total Float Free Float
A 0 5 0
B 5 11 0
C 11 13 6
D 0 4 1
E 4 7 4
F 11 19 0
G 19 20 0

It is required to:
• Complete the missing data in the table; and
• Draw The Activity-On-Node network, assuming that any relationship you need is FS=0.

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## Math Analysis

Question 4: (4 Marks)
Activity Depend On Duration
C — 6
A — 7
B — 8
D A & B 9
G C 6
E C 5
H B & C 7
F E & H 10
Given a small project as shown in table:
It is required to:

• Draw (PDM) network;
• Calculate activity times;
• Find project duration;
• Locate critical path;
• Find total float of each activity;
• Find free float of each activity;