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the average of final exam is 64, the standard deviation is 7. If the teacher set a rule that 1/4 of students who receive the poor grades should stay after class. lower than what mark should the students stay in school?

does anyone know how to solve this?

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

    I get below 50.3

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  2. my friend came out with the following solution.

    P(Z<-0.675)=0.25
    -0.675= (X-64)/7

    but i'm kinda confused.
    where did the 0.675 come from?

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  3. Good question; ask your friend. It makes no sense. See the link I posted.

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