A manufacturer claims that the tensile strength of a certain composite (in MPa) has the lognormal distribution with μ = 5 and a σ= 0.5. Let X be the strength of a randomly sampled specimen of this composite.

a.If the claim is true, what is P(X<20)?

b.Based on the answer to part (a), if the claim is true, would a strength of 20 MPa be unusually small?

c. If you observed a tensile strength of 20 MPa, would this be convincing evidence that the claim is false? Explain.

d. If the claim is true, what is P(X<130)?

e. Based on the answer to part (d), if the claim is true, would a strength of 130 MPa be unusually small?

f.If you observed a tensile strength of 130 MPa, would this be convincing evidence that the claim is false? Explain.

Solution

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Let X be the strength of the composite

Here the claim is the tensile strength is has a lognormal distribution with and

X follows the lognormal distribution with mean

And standard deviation =0.5