# statistics

posted by ggerrlo

Suppose that the mpg rating of Passengers Cars is a normally distributed random variable with a mean and a standard deviation of 33,8 mpg and 3,5 mpg. Question : an automobiles manufacturer wants to build a new Passenger car with an mpg rating that improves upon 99% of existing Cars. What is the minimum mpg that would achieve this goal ?

1. PsyDAG

Z = (score-mean)/SD

Find table in the back of your statistics text labeled something like "areas under normal distribution" to find the proportion/probability (.99) and its Z score. Insert data into above equation and solve for score.

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