Introduction to statistics
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A vending machine dispenses coffee into an eight-ounce cup. The amount of coffee dispensed into the cup is normally distributed with a standard deviation of .03 ounce. You can allow the cup to OVERFILL 1% of the time. What amount should you set as the mean amount of coffee to be dispensed?
You have to find the mean that makes the range of 0oz to 8oz equal to 0.99 or the 99th percentile (because everything above 8oz should occur only in 1% of the time).
You can look up the z-value for 0.99 in a Standard Normal Distribution table.
You get a mean of 7.93oz.