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16 September, 19:53

# A manufacturing company measures the weight of boxes before shipping them to the customers. If the box weights have a population mean and standard deviation of 90 lb and 24 lb, respectively, then based on a sample size of 36 boxes, what is the probability that the average weight of the boxes will exceed 94 lb?

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1. 16 September, 21:35
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The probability that the average weight of the boxes will exceed 94 pounds is 43.25%

Step-by-step explanation:

1. Let's review the information provided to answer the question correctly:

Mean of the population of box weights = 90 pounds

Standard deviation of the population of box weights = 24 pounds

Sample size = 36 boxes

2. What is the probability that the average weight of the boxes will exceed 94 lb?

For answering this question, we will use the z-scores table.

For using the correct z-score, we should use the correct standard deviation. In this case, we have that:

94 - 90 = 4 pounds above the mean.

4 pounds are 4/24 of the standard deviation,

therefore, simplifying:

4/24 = 1/6 = 0.1666 ... and we'll round to 0.17

z-score is 0.17 because 4 pounds is 1/6 of the standard deviation (24).

The probability of a z-score is 0.5675, but in this case we're asked by a weight over 94 pounds, not under 94 pounds, thus:

1 - 0.5675 = 0.4325

The probability that the average weight of the boxes will exceed 94 pounds is 43.25%