Question: From the paper Effects of Chronic Nitrate Exposure on Gonad

From the paper “Effects of Chronic Nitrate Exposure on Gonad Growth in Green Sea Urchin Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis” (Aquaculture, Vol. 242, No. 1–4, pp. 357–363) by S. Siikavuopio et al., we found that weights of adult green sea urchins are normally distributed with mean 52.0 g and standard deviation 17.2 g. Let x denote weight of adult green sea urchins.
a. Sketch the distribution of the variable x.
b. Obtain the standardized version, z, of x.
c. Identify and sketch the distribution of z.
d. The percentage of adult green sea urchins with weights between 50 g and 60 g is equal to the area under the standard normal curve between ______ and______.
e. The percentage of adult green sea urchins with weights above 40 g is equal to the area under the standard normal curve that lies to the _______ of ______.

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