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# 6. A math teacher gives two different tests to measure students' aptitude for math. Scores on...

6. A math teacher gives two different tests to measure students' aptitude for math. Scores on the first test are normally distributed with a mean of 23 and a standard deviation of 4. Scores on the second test are normally distributed with a mean of 64 and a standard deviation of 10. Assume that the two tests use different scales to measure the same aptitude. If a student scores 29 on the first test, what would be his equivalent score on the second test? (That is, find the score that would put him in the same percentile.)

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6. A math teacher gives two different tests to measure students' aptitude for math. Scores on the first test are normally distributed with a mean of 23 and a standard deviation of 4. Scores on the second test are normally distributed with a mean of 64 and a standard deviation of 10. Assume that the two tests use different scales to measure the same aptitude. If a student scores 29 on the first test,

what would be his equivalent score on the second test?

Z scores (standardized score) can be found for the given value in the first test to find an equivalent score on the second test.

Z = (X - mean)/standard deviation)

For first test, Mean = 23

Standard deviation = 4

For a score of 29, Z = (29 - 23)/4 = 1.5

For the second test, mean = 64

Standard deviation = 10

1.5= (X - 64)/10

X = 1.510+ 6479

X =79

The student's equivalent score on second test is79

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