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Normal Distribution and and Cereal Containers

The amount of cereal in a box is not constant, but the distribution can be modeled with a normal distribution with a mean of 16.5 ounces. If the manufacturer is required to fill 90% of the containers with 16 (or more) ounces of cereal, what is the largest allowable value of the standard deviation ?

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This solution calculates the probability of the container to be filled by 90% with the normal distribution and also the largest allowable value of the standard deviation. All workings and formulas are shown.

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