2. The mean high temperature in July for a town in the Central Valley is 106. If the standard deviation is 2 degrees, what is the probability that the temperature will not reach 100 on a given day?
First we change the temperature to a z-score using the formula
We look up the area which corresponds to a z-score of -3 in Table 1 and get
This is the probability that the temperature will be less than 100 which is what we want.