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 2 years ago
A population of normally distributed account balances have mean balance $150 and standard deviation of $35. What is the probability that the total balance for a random sample of 40 accounts will exceed $6400?
 2 years ago
A population of normally distributed account balances have mean balance $150 and standard deviation of $35. What is the probability that the total balance for a random sample of 40 accounts will exceed $6400?

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campbell_st
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1find the average balance for the 40... 6400/40 = $160 this means that the average balance of the 40 selected exceeds $160

DBhatta
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2X~N(150,35) X= Total balance / 40 X= 6400/40 X = 160 P(X>160) = ? =P(Z>(1600150)/35) =P(Z>0.285) = 1 P(z<0.285) =1  0.6122 = 0.3878

campbell_st
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1using a z score \[z =(x  \mu)/\sigma\] \[z = (160  150)/35\] z = 0.2857

xEnOnn
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Thanks! hmm...actually, I have also calculated both the different answers by @DBhatta and @campbell_st. And that's why I am not sure what the correct answer should be. hahaha...

campbell_st
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I would have thought that if the balance is to exceed then its the probability should be between 50% and 68%... as the average is greater than the mean... and the z score is 0.2857

DBhatta
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2I'm pretty sure with my answer and @campbell_st also has the same answer. He has just stopped after calculating z and I've calculated until the end.

DBhatta
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2@campbell_st actually it should be below 50% dw:1335172829891:dw

xEnOnn
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1oh no...wait, so sorry, I saw the wrong numbers. Yes, @campbell_st and $DBhatta both has the same answer. Actually, here's what I got for my other answer: \[\frac { 160150 }{ \frac { 35 }{ \sqrt { 40 } } } =1.807\]

xEnOnn
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I don't know which is the right way to look at this problem.

campbell_st
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1DBhatta's graph sums it up

DBhatta
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2@xEnOnn are you using z test or normal distribution? The question asks about normal distribution.

xEnOnn
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1oh, is what I have done a ztest instead of a normal distribution?

DBhatta
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2yes my friend. It should be normal distribution \[z = x  u / \sigma \]

xEnOnn
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1But it has that 40 accounts info, isn't that n=40?

DBhatta
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2ah...let me see. it's becoming more interesting now.

DBhatta
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2oh yes, it's zdistribution.

xEnOnn
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1oh so we should use the other method? The one I written just now? But why?

DBhatta
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Yes use the one you have written. We are assuming that population mean is equal to the sample mean.

xEnOnn
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1oh I see...Thanks for you help!! :)

DBhatta
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Actually you helped me, I was offtrack. It was you who made me realize. :)
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