Posted by **Kassie** on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at 10:01pm.

Suppose X is a normally distributed random variable with the mean u(Mu) and variance sigma^2. Suppose P(X </= 10) - .6915 and P (X </= 20) -.8413. Find Mu and Sigma^2.

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**Reiny**, Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at 11:10pm
for z-scores,

z = (x - m)/s

from my charts, a prob of .6915 corresponds to a z-score of .5

so .5 = (10 - m)/s

.5s = 10-m

m = 10 - .5s

and a prob of .8413 corresponds to a z-score of .9998 or 1

1 = (20-m)/s

s= 20-m

m = 20 - s

then 20 - s = 10 - .5s

s = -10/-.5 = 20

m = 0

If I recall variance is the square of the standard deviation.

I checked my answers with

http://davidmlane.com/hyperstat/z_table.html

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