## Suppose that the duration of a routine doctor’s visit is known to be normally distributed with a mean of 21 minutes and a standard deviation

Question

Suppose that the duration of a routine doctor’s visit is known to be normally distributed with a mean of 21 minutes and a standard deviation of seven minutes. If one of the visits is randomly chosen, what is the probability that it lasted at least 24 minute?

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33.36% probability that it lasted at least 24 minutes

Step-by-step explanation:

Problems of normally distributed samples are solved using the z-score formula.

In a set with mean and standard deviation , the zscore of a measure X is given by: The Z-score measures how many standard deviations the measure is from the mean. After finding the Z-score, we look at the z-score table and find the p-value associated with this z-score. This p-value is the probability that the value of the measure is smaller than X, that is, the percentile of X. Subtracting 1 by the pvalue, we get the probability that the value of the measure is greater than X.

In this problem, we have that: If one of the visits is randomly chosen, what is the probability that it lasted at least 24 minute?

This is 1 subtracted by the pvalue of Z when X = 24. So    has a pvalue of 0.6664

1 – 0.6664 = 0.3336

33.36% probability that it lasted at least 24 minutes