MATH 1410/5.1 and 5.2 pp
Transcript MATH 1410/5.1 and 5.2 pp
Intro to Normal
Distributions & the
1. mean, median, and mode are equal
2. bell shaped and symmetric about the
3. total area under the curve is 1
4. the curve approaches, but never
touches the x axis as it extends away
from the mean
A Normal distribution with
= 0 and
standard deviation = 1
The cumulative area is close to 0 for
z-scores close to z = -3.49
The cumulative area increases as the
The cumulative area for z = 0 is 0.5000
The cumulative area is close to 1 for
z-scores close to z = 3.49
Sketch the curve and shade the
appropriate area under the curve.
To find the area LEFT of z, find the area
that corresponds to z on the table.
To find the area RIGHT of z, find the
area that corresponds to z on the table,
then subtract from 1.
To find the area BETWEEN 2 z-scores,
find each area, then subtract.
left of z = -1.02
right of z = 2.30
left of z = 0.45
right of z = - 1.99
between z = -2.34 and z = 1.89
Find P(x < 200)
Find P(x > 155)
Find P(172 < x < 192)
In a survey of US men, the heights in the 20 –
29 age group were normally distributed, with
a mean of 69.4 inches and a standard
deviation of 2.9 inches. Find the probability
that a randomly selected participant has a
height that is
A) less than 66 in.
B) between 66 and 72 in.
C) more than 72 in.
D) Identify any unusual events. Explain your
The amounts of time per workout an athlete
uses a stairclimber are normally distributed,
with a mean of 20 minutes and a standard
deviation of 5 minutes. Find the probability
that a randomly selected athlete uses a
A) less than 17 minutes.
B) between 20 and 28 minutes.
C) more than 30 minutes.
SAT math scores are normally
distributed with a mean of 514 and
a standard deviation of 117.
A) What percent of the SAT math
scores are less than 500?
B) Out of 1500 randomly selected
SAT math scores, about how many
would you expect to be greater than