I have a Probability question from about a year ago, involving the normal distribution, which I answered but I lost the paper my answer was on, until now. I have finally found it, but now that I'm looking over my answer from a year ago, I see that there are no formulas and certainly no normal distribution table to support my answer. Would someone please be able to help me with this? I need to know what the normal distribution table will look like to support my working and where to put the formulas into my equations.
The normal distribution
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The weights of newborn babies in Battland are normally distributed with a mean of 3.43 kg and standard deviation of 0.36 kg.
1% of newborn babies are classed as low birthweight babies and often in need of special care. What weight is defined as low birthweight in Battland?
3.43 - (0.36 x 3)
2.35 - 3.43 divided by 0.6 = 0.4987
0.5 - 0.4987 = 0.0026
0.5 - 0.0026 = 0.4974
z = 2.79
0.36 x 2.79 = 1.0044
3.43 - 1.0044 = 2.4256
So, 2.43 kg is defined as low birthweight in Battland