## Normal distribution problem

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Plastic rods are cut into nominal length of 6 inches. Actual lengths are normally distributed about a mean of 6 inches and their standard deviation is 0.06 inch.

Question: To what value does the standard deviation need to be reduced if 99% of the rods must be within tolerance?

2. Relevant equations
sd=standard deviation
u=mean
P(a<X<=b)=F((b-u)/(sd))-F((a-u)/(sd))

3. The attempt at a solution
since they want the possibility of rods to be between u+sd and u-sd to be 0.99, b=u+sd and a=u-sd
and the equation will become
P(a<X<=b)=F((u+sd-u)/(sd))-F((u-sd-u)/(sd))
F(1)-F(-1) doesn't equal to 0.99.

Am I misinterpreting the word tolerance?
I dont know what else to try... please help thank you!
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 nevermind i misread the problem...

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