Question: In the paper Cloudiness Note on a Novel Case of

In the paper "Cloudiness: Note on a Novel Case of Frequency" (Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 62, pp. 287-290), K. Pearson examined data on daily degree of cloudiness, on a scale of 0 to 10, at Breslau (Wroclaw), Poland, during the decade 1876-1885. A frequency distribution of the data is presented in the following table. From the table, we find that the mean degree of cloudiness is 6.83 with a standard deviation of 4.28.
a. Consider simple random samples of 100 days during the decade in question. Approximately what percentage of such samples have a mean degree of cloudiness exceeding 7.5?
b. Would it be reasonable to use a normal distribution to obtain the percentage required in part (a) for samples of size 5? Explain your answer.

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