Continuous uniform distribution question

Hi

the following question i am having trouble with:

The continuous uniform distribution can be used as a model for reading errors such as on a gauge marked in single units. Let X be the distance from half way below (x-value -0.5) to half way above (x-value +0.5) two successive marks.

Find Pr(-0.3 < X < 0.4)?

P.S

Re: Continuous uniform distribution question

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**Paymemoney** Hi

the following question i am having trouble with:

The continuous uniform distribution can be used as a model for reading errors such as on a gauge marked in single units. Let X be the distance from half way below (x-value -0.5) to half way above (x-value +0.5) two successive marks.

Find Pr(-0.3 < X < 0.4)?

P.S

Is that the wording from a book or question set or have you constructed this question yourself?

I ask because I find the wording incomprehensible, and given the lack of other responses so do the usual candidates to answer such a question.

CB

Re: Continuous uniform distribution question

no this is exactly what is written in the text