Posted by Meghan on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 3:02pm.
An automatic machine in a manufacturing process is operating properly if the lengths of an important subcomponent are independently and normally distributed with a mean of 120 cm and a standard deviation of 4.7 cm.
Find the probability that if 3 are randomly selected, all 3 have lengths that exceed 122 cm.

Statistics  MathGuru, Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 8:19pm
Use zscore formula:
z = (x  mean)/sd
z = (122  120)/4.7 = ?
Once you have the zscore, check a ztable for the probability (keep in mind that you are looking for the probability exceeding 122 cm).
After you have the probability from the table, use a normal approximation to the binomial distribution.
Formulas:
mean = np = 3 * p
sd = √npq = √(3 * p * q)
Note: p = probability from ztable; q = 1  p
Use zscores again; this time use 3 for x, the mean calculated above, and the standard deviation calculated above.
Once you have this zscore, determine the probability using a ztable once again.
I hope this will help get you started.
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