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# How much should a healthy kitten weigh? Suppose that a healthy 10-week-old (domestic) kitten should weigh...

How much should a healthy kitten weigh? Suppose that a healthy 10-week-old (domestic) kitten should weigh an average of μ = 26.3 ounces with a (95% of data) range from 15.8 to 36.8 ounces. Let x be a random variable that represents the weight (in ounces) of a healthy 10-week-old kitten. Assume that x has a distribution that is approximately normal.

(a) The empirical rule (Section 7.1) indicates that for a symmetrical and bell-shaped distribution, approximately 95% of the data lies within two standard deviations of the mean. Therefore, a 95% range of data values extending from μ − 2σ to μ + 2σ is often used for "commonly occurring" data values. Note that the interval from μ − 2σ to μ + 2σ is 4σ in length. This leads to a "rule of thumb" for estimating the standard deviation from a 95% range of data values. Estimating the standard deviation For a symmetric, bell-shaped distribution, standard deviation ≈ range 4 ≈ high value − low value 4 where it is estimated that about 95% of the commonly occurring data values fall into this range. Estimate the standard deviation of the x distribution. (Round your answer to two decimal places.) Correct: Your answer is correct. oz

(b) What is the probability that a healthy 10-week-old kitten will weigh less than 14 ounces? (Round your answer to four decimal places.) Correct: Your answer is correct.

(c) What is the probability that a healthy 10-week-old kitten will weigh more than 33 ounces? (Round your answer to four decimal places.) Correct: Your answer is correct.

(d) What is the probability that a healthy 10-week-old kitten will weigh between 14 and 33 ounces? (Round your answer to four decimal places.)

(e) A kitten whose weight is in the bottom 15% of the probability distribution of weights is called undernourished. What is the cutoff point for the weight of an undernourished kitten? (Round your answer to two decimal places.) oz

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