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Posted by **kate** on Thursday, August 23, 2007 at 1:18am.

" slow drivers" contribute to road rage problems and the officer noticed that 2 of the 150 drivers in her survey caused problems for other drivers beacuse of their slow speed. Use normal distrubution and this infomation to decribe a "slow" driver in terms of their driving.

thanks

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**economyst**, Thursday, August 23, 2007 at 10:04amI think I see what you are after here; I think you are trying to find the speed definition of "slow"

2 out of 150 is .0133. That is 1.33% of drivers are slow. Ergo, 1-.0133=.9866 are not slow. Look up .9866 in a normal distribution table (probably found in your stats book). I get 2.22. Meaning that 1.33% of the population are more than 2.22 standard deviations away from the mean (of a normally distributed population). So 8*2.22 = 17.76. And 56-17.76 = 38.24. Meaning, drivers going below 38.24 km/h are "slow drivers".

By the way, in my opinion, 150 drivers is too small of a sample size to determine the number of "slow" drivers. But this is an issue for another day.

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