Adam M.

asked • 04/22/14

What is the probability that a random sample of 17 persons will exceed the weight limit of 3,434 pounds?

The weight of people in a small town in Missouri is known to be normally distributed with a mean of 186 pounds and a standard deviation of 29 pounds. On a raft that takes people across the river, a sign states, “Maximum capacity 3,434 pounds or 17 persons.” What is the probability that a random sample of 17 persons will exceed the weight limit of 3,434 pounds?

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Deanna L. answered • 04/23/14

Electrical engineering major and music lover with MIT degree

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