J. P. Morgan Asset Management publishes information about financial investments. Between 2002 and 2011 the expected return for the S&P was with a standard deviation of and the expected return over that same period for a Core Bonds fund was with a standard deviation of (J. P. Morgan Asset Management, Guide to the Markets). The publication also reported that the correlation between the S&P and Core Bonds is . You are considering portfolio investments that are composed of an S&P index fund and a Core Bonds fund. a. Using the information provided, determine the covariance between the S&P and Core Bonds. Round your answer to two decimal places. If required enter negative values as negative numbers.
Driven by technological advances and financial pressures, the number of surgeries performed in physicians' offices nationwide has been increasing over the years. The function
a. Plot the graph of f in the viewing window
b. Prove that f is increasing on the interval [0, 15].
The following advanced exercise use a generalized ratio test to determine convergence of some series that arise in particular applications, including the ratio and root test, are not powerful enough to determine their convergence. The test states that if $$
B. G. Cosmos, a scientist, believes that the probability is