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    The population mean and standard deviation are given below. Find the required probability and determine whether the given sample mean would be considered unusual.
    μx̄ = μ = 12,749
    σ = 1.2
    n = 35

    For the given sample n = 35, the probability of a sample mean being less than 12,749 or greater than 12,752 is ____________


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    Hello rihnavy

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    This is what I have so far.
    σx = σ/ √n = 1.2/ √35 = 0.2028

    z = x̄ - μx̄/σx = x̄ - μx̄/σ/√n = 12,749 - 12,752/ 1.2√35 = -0.4226 = .33724

    I stopped right there because I got confused. I'm stuck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rihnavy View Post
    This is what I have so far.
    σx = σ/ √n = 1.2/ √35 = 0.2028

    z = x̄ - μx̄/σx = x̄ - μx̄/σ/√n = 12,749 - 12,752/ 1.2√35 = -0.4226 = .33724

    Do you mean 12,749- (12,752/1.2√35) (which is what you wrote means) or do you really mean
    (12,749- 12,752)/1.2√35?

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    I stopped right there because I got confused. I'm stuck.
    Could you not at least do that arithmetic? Do you not have a table of the Normal distribution or an app that gives them?

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