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The number of hours that college students sleep on a week night is approximated by a normal curve with a mean of 7 hours and a standard deviation of 1.7 hours. Answer the question below using a z table:

On a week night, what percentage of students sleep between 5 and 10 hours

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    I get 84.15%

    If you must use your tables,
    z-score for 10 = (10-7)/1.7 = 1.7647
    z-score for 5 = (5-7)/1.7 = -1.17647

    look up probability for 1.7647 in your tables
    look up probability ofr -1.17647
    subtract the two values to get .8415

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