IB Maths HL Option Statistics Probability Normal

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IB Maths HL Option Statistics Probability Normal

Postby elizabeth » Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:16 am

IB Mathematics HL – Option Statistics Probability Normal Distribution Continuous Probability Distribution


How can we find the standard deviation of the weight of a population of dogs which is found to be normally distributed with mean 7.4 Kg and the 30% of the dogs weigh at least 8 Kg.


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Re: IB Maths HL Option Statistics Probability Normal

Postby miranda » Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:26 am

IB Mathematics HL – Option Statistics Probability Normal Distribution Continuous Probability Distribution

A normal distribution is a continuous probability distribution for a random variable X. The graph of a normal distribution is called the normal curve. A normal distribution has the following properties.
1. The mean, median, and mode are equal.
2. The normal curve is bell shaped and is symmetric about the mean.
3. The total are under the normal curve is equal to one.
4. The normal curve approaches, but never touches, the x-axis as it extends farther and farther away from the mean.

Approximately 68% of the area under the normal curve is between and
and . Approximately 95% of the area under the normal curve is between and . Approximately 99.7% of the area under the normal curve is between and

The standard normal distribution is a normal probability distribution that has a mean of 0 and a standard deviation of 1.



Concerning your question

Let the random variable W denote the weight of the dogs, so that



We know that

Since we don’t know the standard deviation, we cannot use the inverse normal. Therefore we have to transform the random variable to that of

, using the transformation

we have the following





Using GDC Casio fx-9860G SD
MAIN MENU > STAT>DIST(F5)>NORM(F1)>InvN>

Setting Tail: right
Area: 0.3
:1
:0

We find that the standardized value is 0.5244

Therefore





Hope these help!! :) :) :)
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Re: IB Maths HL Option Statistics Probability Normal

Postby elizabeth » Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:35 am

Thank you miranda!!!
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