# Normal distribution and probability

kliker

## Homework Statement

The time until the first failure occurred in supplies ink to a particular printer brand, follows a normal distribution with μ=1500 and standard deviation(σ) 20 hours of operation. What percentage of these printers will be damaged before the end of 1000 hours of operation

Z = (X - μ)/σ

## The Attempt at a Solution

Ok first of all i found the z score, which is (1000-1500)/20 = -25

this gives me 0 percentage, actually i have the table in front of me and it gives values for minimum z = -3 or something

so, is there anything i can do to find the exact result?

## Answers and Replies

hgfalling
Well, the value is exactly:

$$\frac{1}{\sqrt{2 \pi}}\int_{-\infty}^{-25} e^{-\frac{x^2}{2}} dx$$

Using software I get:

>>> from scipy.stats import norm
>>> norm.cdf(-25)
3.056696706382561e-138

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kliker
where did you get this integral from?

it gives me ouput 0, which is the correct asnwer, I guess

edit:

ok i get it now, you integrated the probability density function

thanks

hgfalling
Oh, I forgot the $\frac{1}{\sqrt{2\pi}}$. Edited now.