# BUS 210 BUS210 Module 7 Homework Solution (AAU Online)

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PART I: APPLICATION

1.What is the area under the normal curve between z = -1.0 and z = -2.0?

2.The mean amount spent by a family of four on food per month is \$500 with a standard deviation of \$75.  Assuming that the food costs are normally distributed, what is the probability that a family spends less than \$410 per month?

3.A new extended-life light bulb has an average service life of 750 hours, with a standard deviation of 50 hours.  If the service life of these light bulbs approximates a normal distribution, about what percent of the distribution will be between 600 hours and 900 hours?

4.The distribution of the annual incomes of a group of middle management employees approximated a normal distribution with a mean of \$37,200 and a standard deviation of \$800.  About 68 percent of the incomes lie between what two incomes?

5.Ball-Bearings, Inc. produces ball bearings automatically on a Kronar BBX machine.  For one of the ball bearings, the mean diameter is set at 20.00 mm (millimeters).  The standard deviation of the production over a long period of time was computed to be 0.150 mm.  What percent of the ball bearings will have diameters 20.27 mm or more?

6.A national manufacturer of unattached garages discovered that the distribution of the lengths of time it takes two construction workers to erect the Red Barn model is normally distributed with a mean of 32 hours and a standard deviation of 2 hours. What percent of the garages take between 32 and 34 hours to erect?

7.A large manufacturing firm tests job applicants who recently graduated from college.  The test scores are normally distributed with a mean of 500 and a standard deviation of 50.  Management is considering placing a new hire in an upper level management position if the person scores in the upper 6 percent of the distribution.  What is the lowest score a college graduate must earn to qualify for a responsible position?

8.The annual commissions per salesperson employed by a manufacturer of light machinery averaged \$40,000 with a standard deviation of \$5,000. What percent of the sales persons earn between \$32,000 and \$42,000?

9.The average score of 100 students taking a statistics final was 70 with a standard deviation of 7.  Assuming a normal distribution, what is the probability that a student scored 90 or higher?

10.Two business major students in two different sections of an economics class were comparing test scores.  The following gives the students’ scores, class mean, and standard deviation for each section

PART II: CASE STUDY

PART III: JOURNAL ACTIVITY

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