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    Question on Determing the Proportion

    Can someone please help me on this problem with A,B,C,D with explanation please. Thank you in advanced!

    Data from the national Vital Statistics Report reveal that the distribution of the duration of human pregnancies is approximately normal with mean = 270 and standard deviation = 15. Use this normal model to determine the proportion of all pregnancies that come to term in:
    A) less than 244 days
    B) more than 275 days
    C) over 300 days
    D) between 260 and 280 days
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    Hello.

    Quote Originally Posted by chobozor View Post
    i really need help on these problems !
    A) less than 244 days
    B) more than 275 days
    C) over 300 days
    D) between 260 and 280 days

    A) You need to find P(X \le 244)

    B) P(X \ge 244) = 1 - P(X \le 244)

    C) P(X \ge 301)=1 - P(X \le 301)[/tex]

    D) P(260 \le X \le 280) = ...


    You said it is a normal distribution; so

    P(X \le t) = \frac{1}{\sqrt{ 2\pi \sigma^2}} \int^t_{-\infty}e^{(-s-\mu)^2 / (2\sigma^2)} dx

    \mu = mean

    \sigma = standard deviation


    Well, I must admit, I have absolutely no clue, if this is okay or not; but it seemed to bevery important for you

    i really need help on these problems !
    Rapha
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    Thank you i will give that a try, yea i have a test on it tommorrow =(
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