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# Emmanuel Satau Sirai

NAME OF STUDENT :

## Andy Yan'z Wynalda Yus

SB1502BD8882 (Emmanuel)

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SB1411BD8186 (Andy)
019-8395030 (Emmanuel)

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joyeux.noel@hotmail.com (Emmanuel)
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COURSE TITLE :
Group Work Assignment 3

ASSIGNMENT TITLE :

## UNITAR (Sabah) Kota Kinabalu Regional Centre

6 April 2016
SUBMISSION DATE :
Gui Yic Sen
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Tutorial 3

## Applications of Normal and Standard Normal Distribution.

1. The time taken for a city bus to travel from the city center to a suburban terminal, departing
between 5.00 pm and 6.00 pm on weekdays, is normally distributed with a mean journey time of 36
minutes and standard deviation of six minutes. Calculate the probability of journeys which take;
a) longer than 42 minutes.

=36 and =6
P ( X>42 )=P ( X>4236 )=P ( X>42366)
Z=x and 42366=1
P ( X>42 )=P ( Z>1 )
P (Z>1)=0.1587
b) less than 42 minutes.

=36 and =6
P ( X<42 )=P ( X<4236 )=P (X<42366)
x=Z and 42366=1

P (X<42)=P (Z<1)
P (Z<1)=0.8413
c) less than 30 minutes.

=36 and =6
P ( X<30 )=P ( X<3036 )=P (X<30366)

P (X<30)=P (Z<1)
P (Z<1)=0.1587

## d) more than 30 minutes.

=36 and =6
P ( X>30 )=P ( X>3036 )=P ( X>30366)
Z=x and 30366=1
P ( X>30 )=P ( Z>1 )
P (Z>1)=0.8413
e) between 30 and 36 minutes.

=36 and =6
P ( 30<X<36 )=P ( 3036< X<3636 )=P ( 30366<X<36
366)
Z=x , 30366=1 and 36366=0
P ( 30<X<36 )=P ( 1<Z<0 )
P ( 1<Z<0 )=0.3413
f) between 30 and 42 minutes.

=36 and =6
P ( 30<X<42 )=P ( 3036< X<4236 )=P ( 30366<X<42
366)
Z=x , 30366=1 and 42366=1
P ( 30<X<42 )=P ( 1<Z<1 )
P ( 1<Z<1 )=0.6826

## g) between 27 and 45 minutes.

=36 and =6
P ( 27<X<45 )=P ( 2736< X<4536 )=P ( 27366<X<45
366)

## Z=x , 27366=1.5 and 45366=1.5

P ( 27<X<45 )=P ( 1.5<Z<1.5 )

P ( 1.5<Z<1.5 )=0.8664
h) between 42 and 51 minutes.

=36 and =6
P ( 42<X<51 )=P ( 4236< X<5136 )=P ( 42366<X<51
366)
Z=x , 42366=1 and 51366=2.5
P ( 42<X<51 )=P ( 1<Z<2.5 )
P ( 1<Z<2.5 )=0.1525
i) between 22 and 30 minutes

=36 and =6
P ( 22<X<30 )=P ( 2236< X<3036 )=P ( 22366<X<30
366)
Z=x , 22366=2.33 and 30366=1
P ( 22<X<30 )=P ( 2.33<Z<1 )
P ( 2.33<Z<1 )=0.1488

## The following questions (j to l) are based on question 1.

j) Calculate the two time limits between which 90% of journeys are complete.
k) Calculate the two time limits within which 95% of journeys are complete.
l) Calculate the time limit within which the fastest 30% of journeys are complete.
2. According to the records of an electric company serving the Boston area, the mean electricity
consumption during winter for all households is 1650 kilowatt-hours per month. Assume that the
monthly electric consumptions during winter by all households in this area have a normal distribution
with a mean of 1650 kilowatt-hours and a standard deviation of 320 kilowatt-hours. The company
sent a notice to Bill Johnson informing him that about 90% of the households use less electricity per
month than he does. What is Bill Johnsons monthly electricity consumption?

## Mean of 1650 kilowatt-hours and a Standard Deviation of 320 kilowatt-hours.

P( x < 1900)
= 9 ( z < 250/320)
= P ( z < .7813)
= P (-100, .7813)
= .7827
3. A study has shown that 20% of all college textbooks have a price of \$100 or higher. It is known that
the standard deviation of the prices of all college textbooks is \$7.50. Suppose the prices of all college
textbooks have a normal distribution. What is the mean price of all college textbooks?

z = (x-u)/

## .85 = (100-u)/ 7.5

u =93.625
The mean price of all college textbooks is \$93.63.

4. Rockingham Corporation makes electric shavers. The life (period during which a shaver does not
need a major repair) of Model J795 of an electric shaver manufactured by this corporation has a
normal distribution with a mean of 70 months and a standard deviation of 8 months. The company is
to deter- mine the warranty period for this shaver. Any shaver that needs a major repair during this
warranty period will be replaced free by the company. What should the warranty period be if the
company does not want to replace more than 1% of the shavers?
(X - 70) / 8 = -3.1
(X - 70) = -3.1 * 8
X - 70 = -24.8
X = -24.8 + 70
X = 45.2 months