## 7.1 The Central Limit Theorem for Sample Means (Averages)

*Use the following information to answer the next six exercises:* Yoonie is a personnel manager in a large corporation. Each month she must review 16 of the employees. From past experience, she has found that the reviews take her approximately four hours each to do with a population standard deviation of 1.2 hours. Let *Χ* be the random variable representing the time it takes her to complete one review. Assume *Χ* is normally distributed. Let $\overline{x}$ be the random variable representing the mean time to complete the 16 reviews. Assume that the 16 reviews represent a random set of reviews.

Complete the distributions.

*X*~ _____(_____,_____)- $\overline{X}$ ~ _____(_____,_____)

Find the probability that **one** review will take Yoonie from 3.5 to 4.25 hours. Sketch the graph, labeling and scaling the horizontal axis. Shade the region corresponding to the probability.

*P*(________ <*x*< ________) = _______

Find the probability that the **mean** of a month’s reviews will take Yoonie from 3.5 to 4.25 hrs. Sketch the graph, labeling and scaling the horizontal axis. Shade the region corresponding to the probability.

*P*(________________) = _______

Find the 95^{th} percentile for the mean time to complete one month's reviews. Sketch the graph.

- The 95
^{th}Percentile =____________

## 7.2 The Central Limit Theorem for Sums

*Use the following information to answer the next four exercises:* An unknown distribution has a mean of 80 and a standard deviation of 12. A sample size of 95 is drawn randomly from the population.

Find the probability that the sum of the 95 values is less than 7,400.

Find the sum that is 1.5 standard deviations below the mean of the sums.

*Use the following information to answer the next five exercises:* The distribution of results from a cholesterol test has a mean of 180 and a standard deviation of 20. A sample size of 40 is drawn randomly.

Find the probability that the sum of the 40 values is less than 7,000.

Find the sum that is 1.5 standard deviations below the mean of the sums.

Find the percentage of sums between 1.5 standard deviations below the mean of the sums and one standard deviation above the mean of the sums.

*Use the following information to answer the next six exercises:* A researcher measures the amount of sugar in several cans of the same soda. The mean is 39.01 with a standard deviation of 0.5. The researcher randomly selects a sample of 100.

Find the probability that the sum of the 100 values is greater than 3,910.

Find the sum with a *z*–score of 0.5.

*Use the following information to answer the next four exercises:* An unknown distribution has a mean 12 and a standard deviation of one. A sample size of 25 is taken. Let *X* = the object of interest.

What is the mean of *ΣX*?

What is *P*(*Σx* = 290)?

True or False: only the sums of normal distributions are also normal distributions.

What three things must you know about a distribution to find the probability of sums?

An unknown distribution has a mean of 25 and a standard deviation of six. Let *X* = one object from this distribution. What is the sample size if the standard deviation of *ΣX* is 42?

An unknown distribution has a mean of 19 and a standard deviation of 20. Let *X* = the object of interest. What is the sample size if the mean of *ΣX* is 15,200?

*Use the following information to answer the next three exercises.* A market researcher analyzes how many electronics devices customers buy in a single purchase. The distribution has a mean of three with a standard deviation of 0.7. She samples 400 customers.

What is the *z*-score for *Σx* = 1,186?

*Use the following information to answer the next three exercises:* An unkwon distribution has a mean of 100, a standard deviation of 100, and a sample size of 100. Let

*X*= one object of interest.

What is the mean of *ΣX*?

What is *P*(*Σx* > 9,000)?

## 7.3 Using the Central Limit Theorem

*Use the following information to answer the next ten exercises:* A manufacturer produces 25-pound lifting weights. The lowest actual weight is 24 pounds, and the highest is 26 pounds. Each weight is equally likely so the distribution of weights is uniform. A sample of 100 weights is taken.

- What is the distribution for the weights of one 25-pound lifting weight? What is the mean and standard deivation?
- What is the distribution for the mean weight of 100 25-pound lifting weights?
- Find the probability that the mean actual weight for the 100 weights is less than 24.9.

- What is the distribution for the sum of the weights of 100 25-pound lifting weights?
- Find
*P*(*Σx*< 2,450).

*Use the following information to answer the next five exercises:* The length of time a particular smartphone's battery lasts follows an exponential distribution with a mean of ten months. A sample of 64 of these smartphones is taken.

What is the distribution for the length of time one battery lasts?

What is the distribution for the total length of time 64 batteries last?

Find the 80^{th} percentile for the total length of time 64 batteries last.

Find the middle 80% for the total amount of time 64 batteries last.

*Use the following information to answer the next eight exercises:* A uniform distribution has a minimum of six and a maximum of ten. A sample of 50 is taken.

Find the 90^{th} percentile for the sums.

Find the first quartile for the sums.

Find the 80^{th} percentile for the sums.