Question: The Wall Street Journal February 15 1972 reported that General

The Wall Street Journal (February 15, 1972) reported that General Electric was being sued in Texas for sex discrimination because of a minimum height requirement of = ft. 7 in. The suit claimed that this restriction eliminated more than 94% of adult females from consideration. Let x represent the height of a randomly selected adult woman. Suppose that the probability distribution of x is approximately normal with mean 66 inches and standard deviation 2 inches.
a. Is the claim that 94% of all women are shorter than 5 feet 7 inches correct?
b. What proportion of adult women would be excluded from employment because of the height restriction?

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