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Posted by **Patricia Marzetta** on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 11:14am.

The average distance geese fly south in the winter is approximately 380 miles with a standard deviation of 60 miles. Assuming that the distances are normally distributed, find the probability that a randomly selected goose migrates a distance of:

a. Less than 300 miles

b. Between 320 a 440 miles

c. Greater than 460 miles

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**Steve**, Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 11:37am300 miles is -80/60 = -1.33σ from the mean

320-400 is -1.00σ to + +0.33σ

>460 miles is >1.33σ

So, just go tour standard Z table and read off the values. For the first, you want the area of the left tail at least 1.33σ from the mean: 0.091

A handy Z-table grapher and solver can be found at

http://davidmlane.com/hyperstat/z_table.html

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**Patricia Marzetta**, Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 11:51amVery nice. that Z-grapher helped. :)PZ

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