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The actual amount of potato chips that a filling machine puts into an “8-ounce” bag varies from bag to bag. If we consider the amount put into each bag as a random variable having a normal distribution with σ = 0.05 ounce, find the mean such that only 1% of the bags contain less than 8 ounces of potato chips.

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    Z = (score-mean)/SEm

    SEm = SD/√n

    Find table in the back of your statistics text labeled something like "areas under normal distribution" to find the proportion (.0100) and its corresponding Z score. Use in equation above.

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