Ball bearings are manufactured with a mean diameter of 5
Ball bearings are manufactured with a mean diameter of 5 millimeters (mm). Because of variability in the manufacturing process, the diameters of the ball bearings are approximately normally distributed, with a standard deviation of 0.02 mm.
(a) What proportion of ball bearings has a diameter more than 5.03 mm?
(b) Any ball bearings that have a diameter less than 4.95 mm or greater than 5.05 mm are discarded. What proportion of ball bearings will be discarded?
(c) Using the results of part (b), if 30,000 ball bearings are manufactured in a day, how many should the plant manager expect to discard?
(d) If an order comes in for 50,000 ball bearings, how many bearings should the plant manager manufacture if the order states that all ball bearings must be between 4.97 mm and 5.03 mm?
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