Question

A brand of water-softener salt comes in packages marked "net weight 40 lb." The company that packages the salt claims that the bags contain an average of 40 lb of salt and that the standard deviation of the weights is 1.5 lb. Assume that the weights are normally distributed.
a. Obtain the probability that the weight of one randomly selected bag of water-softener salt will be 39 lb or less, if the company's claim is true.
b. Determine the probability that the mean weight of 10 randomly selected bags of water-softener salt will be 39 lb or less, if the company's claim is true.
c. If you bought one bag of water-softener salt and it weighed 39 lb, would you consider this evidence that the company's claim is incorrect? Explain your answer.
d. If you bought 10 bags of water-softener salt and their mean weight was 39 lb, would you consider this evidence that the company's claim is incorrect? Explain your answer.


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