# Normal Distribution problem

• May 26th 2010, 07:35 PM
Normal Distribution problem
A factory has a machine designed to produce 1 kg bags of sugar. It is found that the average weight of sugar in the bags is 1.02 kg. Assuming that the weights of the bags are normally distributed, find the standard deviation if 1.7% of the bags weigh below 1 kg.
I know how to find the percentage by using mean and standard deviation, but I do not understand how to get standard deviation from just the mean and percentage. Please help, it would be greatly appreciated.
• May 26th 2010, 07:49 PM
pickslides
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Let's say $P(z
By the normal distribution table $P(z<-2.1201)=0.017$
$-2.1201=\frac{X-\mu}{\sigma}$