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St Andrews Junior College

JC2 H2 Maths Weekend Assignment (Term 2 Week 5)


Total marks : 15
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Topic : Normal Distribution

Duration : 20 minutes

The average lifespan of a Imageplus television set is 10 years, with standard deviation of
years. Assume the lifespan follows a normal distribution.

(a) Given that the probability of a randomly chosen Imageplus television set can last for more
than 6 years is 0.97, show that = 2.13.
(b)

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Find the probability that the average lifespan of 10 randomly chosen Imageplus television
sets is between 8 and 10 years.

[2]

The lifespan of a Colourplus television set is normally distributed with mean 9 years and
variance 2.25 years.
(c)

If the manufacturer is willing to replace only 5% of the Colourplus television sets that fail,
how long a guarantee should he offer for a Colourplus television set? Give your answer
correct to 1 decimal place.

(d)

[2]

Find the probability that a randomly chosen Imageplus television set can last longer than a
randomly chosen Colourplus television set by more than 2 years.

[3]

2 In order to diagnose a certain disease in adults, the hormone levels of these adults are measured.
Past studies have shown that it can be assumed that the hormone level of an adult is normally
distributed with mean 35 units and standard deviation 7 units. An adult is classified as healthy if
his hormone level is in the range (22, 48) . Otherwise he is classified as unhealthy.
(i)

Find the probability that a randomly chosen adult is healthy.

(ii)

A sample of 90 adults is examined. Using a suitable approximation, find the

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probability that fewer than 80 adults in the sample of 90 are classified as healthy. [4]