Posted by **victoria** on Monday, April 19, 2010 at 11:26am.

A used car dealership has found that the length of time before a major repair is required on the cars it sells is normally distributed with a mean of 10 months and a standard deviation of 3 months. If the dealer wants only 5 percent of the cars to fail before the end of the guarantee period for how many months should the cars be guaranteed?

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**MathGuru**, Monday, April 19, 2010 at 8:52pm
You will need to find the z-score using a z-table. Remember the question is asking that the dealer wants only 5% of the cars to fail. Keep that in mind when looking for the z-score.

z = (x - mean)/sd -->z-score formula

Substitute the z-score you found, the mean, and the standard deviation into the formula, then solve for x.

I'll let you take it from there.

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**K**, Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 8:45am
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