ABSTRACT This research production and sales of flours in Dangote aimed to determine whether there exist a relationship between sales and production of flours and also to determine if there is increase in the sales and production. Regression analysis and product moment correlation coefficient were used to analyze the data. The results of the analysis revealed that there is perfect correlation between the sales and the production of Dangote flours and also regression analysis reveale...

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AbstractThis project is on comparative analysis of amount of premium paid and claims settled on fire, motor and life policies in Kwara Insurance Broker’s Limited, Ilorin from 1996-2005 was aimed to analysis the trend of insurance in Nigeria as regards to the three policies mentioned above regression analysis and correlation was use to analyse the data. Sequences to the analysis carried out, it revealed that the amount of claims settled does not depend on the amount of premium paid. T...

AbstractWe propose Asap, an adaptive stochastic optimization algorithm for principal component analysis (PCA), in the increasing block size setting. Asap is a novel generalized variant of the classical Oja’s algorithm (Oja, 1982), but can compute top-k principal components without the necessity of tuning the step size. Asap performs PCA by first-order gradient-based optimization based on adaptive estimates of lower-order moments as with Adagrad and Adam. We provide a theoretical guaran...

ABSTRACT Consider the problem of r t / randomly distributed points in a unit n-ball and the convex hull created by these points. Let ~ 11 be r.t times the r-content of an rsimplex whose p vertices are in the interior and r + /- p vertices on the boundary of a unit n-ball. Explicit expressions for the exact distribution functions of ~,, are given when r 1 / points are independently, and identically distributed according to the Uniform distribution. The exact distributions are obtained usi...

Abstract We find new classes of exact solutions for the Einstein-Maxwell field equations. The solutions are obtained by considering charged anisotropic matter with a linear equation of state consistent with quark stars. The field equations are integrated by specifying forms for the measure of anisotropy and one of the gravitational potentials which are physically reasonable. A general feature of our models is that isotropic pressures are regained when certain parameters vanish; this beh...

ABSTRACTData has increased at an exponential rate and has outpaced our capability to analyze it. However, new ways of data analysis, which thrive in big data such as Machine Learning (ML) have emerged. This study explores Machine Learning by creating a Machine Learning algorithm based on Support Vectors. This was done by converting mathematical formulations into a computer algorithm that was then used for data classification. The algorithm was evaluated and compared to other algorithms. The r...

ABSTRACTResearch work examines the accuracy and forecasting performance of volatility models forthe KES/USD exchange rate return in Kenya using the EGARCH and TARCH. In fittingthese models to the daily and monthly exchange rate returns data collected from CBK whichextended from the period January 2008 to December 2015, In this study, performance ofTime series models ( asymmetric EGARCH and TARCH models) in forecasting thevolatility behavior of Kenya FOREX market was examined. Daily FOREX rate...

ABSTRACTTransition is a very important factor in determining success of a student in secondaryschool. It forms a basis for implementing poverty reduction strategy by the governmentthrough acquisition of basic literal skills to increase opportunities for employment. Girlshave not had an efficient transition from form one to the next form in secondary schoolsbecause of choices of secondary school types they enroll in. This research uses a Markovchain model to compare and predict the percentage ...

ABSTRACTThe use of Mathematical models for manpower planning has increased in recent times forbetter manpower planning quantitatively both in public and private sectors. In respectof organizational management, numerous previous studies have applied Markov chainmodels in describing title or level promotions, demotions, recruitment, withdrawals, orchanges of different career development paths to confirm the actual manpower needs ofan organization or predict the future manpower needs. The moveme...

ABSTRACTRotavirus is the most common cause of severe gastroenteritis infection in infants andyoung children, occurring even with very high standard of hygiene. The disease spreads bycontact with infected faeces and might also be transmitted through faecally-contaminated:food, water and respiratory droplets. Rota teq and Rotarix are the two licensed oralvaccine intervention for rotavirus. However, it takes time for the development of vaccineinducedimmunity to complete, hence the need to invest...

ABSTRACTThe synergistic relationship between HIV/AIDS and respiratory infections, such as tu-berculosis(TB) and pneumonia not only results in high mortality rates but is also a sourceof economic burden borne by many nations in the sub-saharan Africa. The search for acure or vaccine for HIV/AIDS has yielded no conclusive results so far. Treatment fail-ure and lack of adherence to treatment schedule which results in the evolution of drugresistant strains of diseases are challenges to grapple wi...

ABSTRACTIt is the desire of every person to have a career. Not much thought has been takenby young people on how they can arrive at their future careers. The reason is mainlybecause they are not aware. As much as many people have attained their careers througheducation, not much consideration has been given to the other factors within educationthat leads one to his or her career. The study traced one’s career from primary to presentposition. There are stages one follows to reach the career,...

ABSTRACTThe issue that a pension fund manager faces is how to optimize his or her investmentstrategies. The question we resolved is the optimal design of the minimum guaranteein a defined contribution pension Fund Scheme. We study the optimal asset allocationstrategy a given fund manager can adopt to maximize surplus (the difference between thetotal wealth and the Guarantee) and the payback ratio (ratio between total wealth andGuarantee). Finally, We analyze the impact of the main parameter w...