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A particular fruit's weights are normally distributed, with a mean of 228 grams and a standard deviation of 13 grams. If you pick one fruit at random, what is the probability that it will weigh between 207.2 grams and 218.9 grams?

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Answer #1

Let, X be the fruit's weight

mean of fruit's weight = m = 228 grams

standard deviation of fruit's weight = s = 13 grams

We need to find the probability that it will weigh between 207.2 grams and 218.9 grams or P[ 207.2 < X < 218.9 ]

P[ 207.2 < X < 218.9 ] = P[ ( 207.2 - m )/s < ( X - m )/s < ( 218.9 - m )/s ]

P[ 207.2 < X < 218.9 ] = P[ ( 207.2 - 228 )/13 < ( X - 228 )/13 < ( 218.9 - 228 )/13 ]

P[ 207.2 < X < 218.9 ] = P[ -1.6 < Z < -0.7 ]

P[ 207.2 < X < 218.9 ] = P[ Z < -0.7 ] - P[ Z < -1.6 ]

P[ 207.2 < X < 218.9 ] = 0.472097 - 0.436441 = 0.035656

**P[ 207.2 < X < 218.9 ] = 0.035656**

**P[ 207.2 < X < 218.9 ] = 0.0356 ( rounded off to
two decimal places )**

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