MS 150 Statistics Spring 2003 Quiz 6 • Name:

The College of Micronesia-FSM entrance test had a TOEFL mean of = 433 with a standard deviation of s = 79 for 1100 students. The scores were normally distributed. Find the predicted number of students who will place into the Intensive English Program (IEP) by completing the steps below. A TOEFL score between 400 and 470 will place a student into this program.

  1. _____ What is the mean ?
  2. _____ What is the standard deviation s?
  3. _____ Use the formula z = standardize (1K) to convert 400 to a z value.
  4. _____ Use the formula z = standardize (1K) to convert 470 to a z value.
  5. Use the above values to rewrite P(400 <x < 470) as a z interval: P( ______ < z < _____)
  6. Sketch a normal curve with an x and z axis, placing your values calculated above on the axes.
  7. ________ Use the Excel function =NORMSDIST(z) and the value from number three above to calculate the area to the left of the z value for x = 400.
  8. ________ Use the Excel function =NORMSDIST(z) and the value from number four above to calculate the area to the left of the z value for x = 470.
  9. ________ Use the two answers above and your sketch to determine the area (probability) that a student will place into the IEP.
  10. ________ Use the probability in nine above to estimate the number of students out of the 1100 who will place into the IEP.
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