# Math Help - Monthly earnings?

1. ## Monthly earnings?

The monthly earnings of computer programmers are normally distributed with a mean of $4000. If only 1.7% of programmers have monthly incomes of less than$2,834, what is the value of the standard deviation of the monthly earnings of the computer programmers?

2. Originally Posted by Joseph Smith
The monthly earnings of computer programmers are normally distributed with a mean of $4000. If only 1.7% of programmers have monthly incomes of less than$2,834, what is the value of the standard deviation of the monthly earnings of the computer programmers?
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