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 January 16th, 2017, 12:31 PM #1 Newbie   Joined: Jan 2017 From: Italy Posts: 10 Thanks: 0 Exercise with Normal Distribution Hello everybody, I need your help in order to solve this exercise: One athlete timing, $\displaystyle T$ (in seconds) on 100m discipline is a random variable $\displaystyle T \sim N(11.2,0.1)$. Each time the athlete reaches a timing better than 11 seconds, it wins 500$. During next year he will play 35 matches wich are one indipendent from the others (i.e. there are enough days between races to recover) Compute the probability that the athlete will perform a timing better than 11 seconds. Approximatively compute the probability that during the year he will win at least 8000$. Regarding point a I made $\displaystyle T$ a Normal Standardized in this way: $\displaystyle \frac{T - 11.2}{\sqrt{0.1}} \sim N \left(0,1 \right)$ then, through central limit theorem: $\displaystyle P\left(T<11\right)=1-P\left(T\geq11\right)=1-P \left(\frac{T-11.2}{\sqrt{0.1}}\geq\frac{11-11.2}{\sqrt{0.1}}\right)=1-\Phi\left(\frac{-0.2}{\sqrt{0.1}}\right)=\Phi\left(\frac{0.2}{\sqrt {0.1}}\right)$ Is it right up to now? Now: for point b I really have no clue: what should I do? Thank you in advantage  January 16th, 2017, 12:40 PM #2 Senior Member   Joined: Sep 2015 From: USA Posts: 2,531 Thanks: 1390 wat? The Normal distribution when specified as $N(x,y)$ almost always means $\mu = x$ $\sigma = y$ so $P[t < 11] = \Phi\left(\dfrac{11-11.2}{0.1}\right) \approx 0.02275$ Now just use that probability as the $p$ in a Binomial(35,p) distribution to find the probability he/she wins at least 16 times, i.e. \\$8000. Thanks from Fylax Tags central limit theorem, distribution, exercise, normal, normal distribution, standardized Thread Tools Show Printable Version Email this Page Display Modes Linear Mode Switch to Hybrid Mode Switch to Threaded Mode Similar Threads Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post froydipj Probability and Statistics 3 February 29th, 2016 04:35 PM nakys Advanced Statistics 0 October 3rd, 2013 08:27 AM master08 Advanced Statistics 1 October 22nd, 2011 04:20 PM hoyy1kolko Algebra 1 August 8th, 2011 01:49 AM hoyy1kolko Algebra 4 July 24th, 2011 05:28 AM

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