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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