I would appreciate your help on the following problem:
A mason is contracted to build a patio retaining wall. Plans call for the base of the wall to be a row of 50 10-inch bricks, each separated by
-inch-thick mortar. Suppose that the bricks used are randomly chosen from a population of bricks whose mean length is 10 inches and whose standard deviation is
inch. Also, suppose that the mason, on the average, will make the mortar
inch thick, but the actual dimension varies from brick to brick, the standard deviation of the thickness being
inch. What is the standard deviation of the length of the first row of the wall?
Thank you for your assistance.