# statistics

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Assume that the mean hourly cost to operate a commercial airplane follows the normal distribution with a mean of \$2,225 per hour and a standard deviation of \$220.

What is the operating cost for the lowest 5 percent of the airplanes?

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According to the standard bell curve and the empirical rule, the lowest 5% would be 2 standard deviations below the mean making the operating cost of the lowest 5% of airplanes equal to \$1785

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Z = (score-mean)/SD

Find table in the back of your statistics text labeled something like "areas under normal distribution" to find the Z score related to that proportion.

For the lowest 5%, you need a Z score of -1.645.

Insert the values in the above equation to solve for the score.

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Assume that the hourly cost to operate a commercial airplane follows the normal distribution with a mean of \$5,018 per hour and a standard deviation of \$493.

What is the operating cost for the lowest 1% of the airplanes? (Round z value to 2 decimal places and round final answer to nearest whole dollar.)

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