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The figure shows the standard normal distribution, with mean 0 and standard deviation 1, including approximate percents of the distribution corresponding to the six regions shown.

Ian rode the bus to work last year. His travel times to work were approximately normally distributed, with a mean of 35 minutes and a standard deviation of 5 minutes. According to the figure shown, approximately what percent of Ian’s travel times to work last year were less than 40 minutes?


A 14%
B 34%
C 60%
D 68%
E 84%
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Re: The figure shows the standard normal distribution, with [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2018, 16:04
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You should really focus on the question at stake

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what percent of Ian’s travel times to work last year were less than 40 minutes?


Which includes everything left of the 40-min mark on our bell curve.

\(34% + 34% + 14% + 2% = 84%\)

E is the correct answer
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Re: The figure shows the standard normal distribution, with [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2018, 19:50
Can you please elaborate the answer
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Re: The figure shows the standard normal distribution, with [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2018, 12:51
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BhargaviVishnu wrote:
Can you please elaborate the answer



You need to map the problem onto the graph such that the mean and standard deviations account for the approprite points.


Given thet mean travel time is 35 mins and one standard deviation is 35 + 5 mins. or 35 - 5 mins.

So we mark the corresponding points onto the graph as shown below. Now the question asks for the percentage of time Ian was travelling less than 40 mins.

Clearly we are being aasked the value of the area shaded in blue. So the answer is E.
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Re: The figure shows the standard normal distribution, with [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2018, 12:22
Add all the regions below +1 (cz that is 35 min + 5 min = 40 min)
so 34+34+14+2 = 84 %
Ans E

In the GRE, would this be a mid level or hard question?
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Re: The figure shows the standard normal distribution, with [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2018, 08:16
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In the middle. Mid-upper, though by ETS is classified as mid
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