Posted by **mary** on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 9:18pm.

Heights of women have a bell-shaped distribution with a mean of 161 cm and a standard deviation of 7 cm. Using Chebyshev’s theorem, what do we know about the percentage of women with heights that are within 2 standard deviations of the mean? What are the minimum and maximum heights that are within 2 standard deviations of the mean?

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**MathGuru**, Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 6:38pm
Chebyshev's Theorem says:

1. Within two standard deviations of the mean, you will find at least 75% of the data.

2. Within three standard deviations of the mean, you will find at least 89% of the data.

Here's how the formula shows this:

Formula is 1 - (1/k^2) ---> ^2 means squared.

If k = 2 (representing two standard deviations), we have this:

1 - (1/2^2) = 1 - (1/4) = 3/4 or .75 or 75%

If k = 3 (representing three standard deviations), we have this:

1 - (1/3^2) = 1 - (1/9) = 8/9 or approximately .89 or 89%

I'll let you take it from here.

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