UCSS Math III 1.1.1 Example 4
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The scores of a particular college admission test are normally distributed, with a mean score of 30 and a standard deviation of 2. Erin scored a 34 on her test. If possible, determine the percent of test takers whom Erin outperformed on the test.
- Sketch a normal curve and shade the area of the interval of interest.
- Determine how many standard deviations away from the mean Erin’s score is.
- Use symmetry and the 68–95–99.7 rule to determine the area of interest.
- Interpret the proportion in terms of the context of the problem.