Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body and has several important functions. Most body calcium is stored in the bones and teeth, where it functions to support their structure. Recommendations for calcium are provided in Dietary Reference Intakes, developed by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.
The recommended adequate intake (RAI) of calcium for adults (ages 19-50) is 1000 milligrams (mg) per day. If adults with incomes below the poverty level have a mean calcium intake equal to the RAI, what percentage of all samples of 18 such adults have mean calcium intakes of at most 947.4 mg? Assume that σ = 188 mg. State any assumptions that you are making in solving this problem.

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