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MATH 125 Section 12.4/12.

1. Consider the following normal distributions:


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I III

(a) Which distribution has the largest mean? Why?

(b) Which distribution has the largest standard deviation? Why?

2. Consider the following normal distributions:


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II

III

(a) Which distribution has the smallest mean? Why?

(b) Which distribution has the smallest standard deviation? Why?

3. Approximately what percentage of data in a normal distribution will lie between the mean and one
standard deviation below the mean?

4. A distribution of data has a mean of 1070 and a standard deviation of 10. Approximately what
percentage of the scores will lie between 1070 and 1090?
5. The time that people spend waiting in line at a bank is normally distributed, with a mean of 5
minutes and a standard deviation of 1 minute. What percentage of bank customers will wait in line
between 3 and 4 minutes?

6. The weights of children studied in a medical survey were normally distributed, with a mean of 45
pounds and a standard deviation of 3 pounds. What percentage of the children studied weighed less
than 39 pounds?

7. Eve scores an 83 on a test, the scores of which are normally distributed with a standard deviation of
12. Her z-score is -0.4. What was the mean?

8. The results of a final exam are normally distributed with a mean of 72 and a standard deviation of
15. Alices z-score was 0.2. What was her raw score?

9. A 5K race is held, and the finishing times area normally distributed with a mean of 45 minutes and a
standard deviation of 10 minutes. Find the following:

(a) The percentage of runners finishing in 30 minutes or less

(b) The percentage of runners finishing between 50 minutes and one hour

(c) The percentage of runners taking longer than an hour to finish

10. It is found that the number of raisins in a box of popular cereal is normally distributed, with
a mean of 133 raisins per box and a standard deviation of 10 raisins. My cereal box has 157 raisins.
What is the z-score for this box of cereal? Round your answer to one decimal place.
11. The heights of adult men in America are normally distributed, with a mean of 69.1inches and a
standard deviation of 2.65 inches.

(a) What percentage of adult males in America are over 6 feet tall?

(b) What percentage of adult males in America are under 5 feet 7 inches tall?

(c) The heights of American women between the ages of 18 and 24 are approximately
normally distributed. The mean is 64.1 inches, and the standard deviation is 2.5
inches. What percentage of such women are over 5 feet 9 inches tall?

(d) It is sometime said that women dont like to dance with shorter men. To get a dancing
partner, a 6 foot tall woman draws from a hat the name of an adult American male.
What is the probability that he will be as tall as she? Give your answer as a percentage
rounded to the nearest whole number.

12. Your first 8 homework assignment scores are 91, 87, 78, 85, 97, 81, 87, and 90.

(a) Find the mean

(b) Find the median

(c) Find the mode

(d) Find the midrange

(e) Find the range

(f) Calculate the standard deviation (Round your final answer to one decimal place)
(g) Draw a bell shaped curve assuming the data is normally distributed.

(h) What percentage of homework assignments has a score between 75.2 and 92.9?

(i) What percentage of homework assignments has a score 80 or lower?

(j) What percentage of homework assignments has a score of 90 or higher?

(k) What percentage of homework assignments has a score between 80 and 90?

(l) What percentage of homework assignments has a score between 90 and 100?

(m)Whatpercentageofhomeworkassignmentshasascorebetween75and85?