# Unit 3 Complete 2

For the Week 3 Complete assignment, solve each problem and answer each question that corresponds with it. Explain how you arrived at th

Unit 3 Complete 2

For the Week 3 Complete assignment, solve each problem and answer each question that corresponds with it. Explain how you arrived at the answer for each problem. The total word count for your assignment should be a minimum of 1200 words, not including questions/references. Three scholarly sources, one which of may be the text book.

Textbook(s)

Donnelly, R. A. (2020). Business statistics (3rd ed.). Pearson.

Unit 3 Complete

1. According to the National Association of Childcare Resources and Referral Agencies, the average cost of care for an infant in a child-care center in Delaware was $8,769 a year. Assume this cost follows a normal distribution with a standard deviation of $925.

a. What is the probability that a randomly selected child-care center in Delaware costs

1. more than $8,000 per year for infant care?

2. more than $9,000 per year for infant care?

3. between $8,500 and $9,500 per year for infant care?

b. Use Excel to confirm the answers in part a.

c. Determine the rate a child-care center that wishes to be in the 60th percentile in the state of Dela-ware should charge for an infant.

Special Note: Keep in mind the word count does not count the words currently on this document which is 749.

Student Response (Reminder: References go on the reference page at the end of the document.

2. Assume that the number of miles a particular brand of tire lasts before it needs to be replaced follows a normal distribution with a mean of 45,600 miles and a standard deviation of 5,800 miles.

a. What is the probability that the next tire of this brand sold will last

1. more than 36,000 miles before it needs to be replaced.

2. less than 42,000 miles before it needs to be replaced.

3. between 45,000 and 55,000 miles before it needs to be replaced.

b. Use Excel to confirm the answers in part a.

c. What is the mileage that 90% of the tires of this brand will survive before needing to be replaced?

Student Response (Reminder: References go on the reference page at the end of the document.

3. On weeknights, the average number of hours of sleep per night for adults 55–84 years old is 7.0. Assume this random variable follows a normal distribution with a standard deviation of 1.1 hours.

a. What is the probability that a randomly selected adult from this age group will get

1. more than 6.0 hours of sleep tonight?

2. fewer than 5.0 hours of sleep tonight?

3. between 6.3 and 8.0 hours of sleep tonight?

4. between 5.6 and 6.5 hours of sleep tonight?

b. Use Excel to confirm the answers in part a.

c. How many hours of sleep will an adult in this age group get if they are in the 35th percentile?

Student Response (Reminder: References go on the reference page at the end of the document.

4. TomTom, the producer of GPS devices, reported that the fastest drivers in the nation are in Mississippi. In Mississippi, interstate drivers average 70.1 miles per hour. Assume that the speed of cars traveling on Mississippi’s interstates follows the normal distribution with a standard deviation of 7.2 miles per hour.

a. What is the probability that a randomly selected car on a Mississippi interstate is traveling

1. faster than 65 miles per hour?

2. slower than 72 miles per hour?

3. between 60 and 66 miles per hour?

4. between 78 and 85 miles per hour?

b. Confirm the answers to part a with Excel.

c. What average speed should I drive if I want to travel faster than 70% of the cars on the interstate?

Student Response (Reminder: References go on the reference page at the end of the document.

5. In a recent USA Today article titled Consumers Are Caught in a Sugar Battle, Americans consume an average of 22.2 teaspoons of sugar per day. Assume daily sugar consumption follows the normal distribution with a standard deviation of 6.5 teaspoons.

a. What is the probability that a randomly selected American will consume

1. more than 25 teaspoons of sugar today?

2. between 20 and 27 teaspoons of sugar today?

3. between 10 and 18 teaspoons of sugar today?

4. between 28 and 35 teaspoons of sugar today?

b. Confirm the answers to part a with Excel.

c. How many teaspoons of sugar will a person consume today if he or she is in the 65th percentile?

Student Response (Reminder: References go on the reference page at the end of the document.

References

(Reminder: Need a bare minimum of three sources for the reference page)