**Question**

Two thousand students took an exam. The scores on the exam have an approximate normal distribution with a mean of μ=81 points and a standard deviation of σ=4 points. The middle 50% of the exam scores are between what two values?

- Use Excel, and round your answers to the nearest integer.

**Question**

A firm’s marketing manager believes that total sales for next year will follow the normal distribution, with a mean of $3.2 million and a standard deviation of $250,000. Determine the sales level that has only a 3% chance of being exceeded next year.

- Use Excel, and round your answer to the nearest dollar.

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**Question**

The number of miles a motorcycle, X, will travel on one gallon of gasoline is modeled by a normal distribution with mean 44 and standard deviation 5. If Mike starts a journey with one gallon of gasoline in the motorcycle, find the probability that, without refueling, he can travel more than 50 miles.

- Round your answer to four decimal places.

**Question**

On average, 28 percent of 18 to 34 year olds check their social media profiles before getting out of bed in the morning. Suppose this percentage follows a normal distribution with a random variable X, which has a standard deviation of five percent. Find the probability that the percent of 18 to 34 year olds who check social media before getting out of bed in the morning is, at most, 32.

- Round your answer to four decimal places.

**Question**

A credit card company receives numerous phone calls throughout the day from customers reporting fraud and billing disputes. Most of these callers are put “on hold” until a company operator is free to help them. The company has determined that the length of time a caller is on hold is normally distributed with a mean of 2.5 minutes and a standard deviation 0.5 minutes. If 1.5% of the callers are put on hold for longer than x minutes, what is the value of x?

- Use Excel, and round your answer to two decimal places.

**Question**

An organization has members who possess IQs in the top 4% of the population. If IQs are normally distributed, with a mean of 100 and a standard deviation of 15, what is the minimum IQ required for admission into the organization?

- Use Excel, and round your answer to the nearest integer.

**Question**

A worn, poorly set-up machine is observed to produce components whose length X follows a normal distribution with mean 14 centimeters and variance 9. Calculate the probability that a component is at least 12 centimeters long.

- Round your answer to four decimal places.

**Question**

Suppose that the weight, X, in pounds, of a 40-year-old man is a normal random variable with mean 147 and standard deviation 16. Calculate P(120≤X≤153).

- Round your answer to four decimal places.

**Solution:**

**Question**

Two thousand students took an exam. The scores on the exam have an approximate normal distribution with a mean of μ=81 points and a standard deviation of σ=4 points. The middle 50% of the exam scores are between what two values?

- Use Excel, and round your answers to the nearest integer.

**Answer: (78,84)**

**Question**

A firm’s marketing manager believes that total sales for next year will follow the normal distribution, with a mean of $3.2 million and a standard deviation of $250,000. Determine the sales level that has only a 3% chance of being exceeded next year.

- Use Excel, and round your answer to the nearest dollar.

** Answer: $3670198**

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