2013 A-level H1 Mathematics (8864) Question 11 Suggested Solutions

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(i)
Let X denote the mass of food content in a type A packet, in grams
Let Y denote the mass of food content in a type B packet, in grams.

X ~\sim~ \mathrm{N}(1000, \sigma^{2})
Y ~\sim~ \mathrm{N}(1010,428)

\mathrm{P} (X < 990) = 0.2
\mathrm{P} (Z < \frac{990 - 1000}{\sigma}) = 0.2
-\frac{10}{\sigma} = -0.84162
\sigma = 11.8

(ii)
\mathrm{P} (Y < 1000) = 0.314

(iii)
Y - X ~\sim~ \mathrm{N}(10, 569.18)

\mathrm{P} (Y > X) =  \mathrm{P} (Y - X > 0) =  0.662

KS Comments

Students are expected to show the workings for expectation and variance clearly here.

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