## Suppose that diameters of a new species of apple have a bell-shaped distribution with a mean of 7.43cm and a standard deviation of 0.35cm. U

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Suppose that diameters of a new species of apple have a bell-shaped distribution with a mean of 7.43cm and a standard deviation of 0.35cm. Using the empirical rule, what percentage of the apples have diameters that are between 7.08cm and 7.78cm

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3 years 2021-08-25T10:01:08+00:00 1 Answers 68 views 0

Approximately 68% of the apples have diameters that are between 7.08cm and 7.78cm.

Step-by-step explanation:

The Empirical Rule states that, for a normally distributed random variable:

Approximately 68% of the measures are within 1 standard deviation of the mean.

Approximately 95% of the measures are within 2 standard deviations of the mean.

Approximately 99.7% of the measures are within 3 standard deviations of the mean.

In this problem, we have that:

Mean of 7.43cm, standard deviation of 0.35cm.

What percentage of the apples have diameters that are between 7.08cm and 7.78cm?

7.43 – 0.35 = 7.08 cm.

7.43 + 0.35 = 7.778 cm.

Within 1 standard deviation of the mean, so approximately 68% of the apples have diameters that are between 7.08cm and 7.78cm.