A student sits a test and is told that the marks follow a normal distribution with mean 100. The student receives a mark of 124 and is told that he is at the 68th percentile. Calculate the variance of the distribution.
The Attempt at a Solution
I replaced 0.68 for f (x) and 100 for μ and 124 for x. I tried to rearange to solve for σ but was unsuccessful only getting as far as,
0.553 = -288/σ^2 - lnσ
I think my approach might be completely wrong, or is there a way of doing this with the aid of a graphic calculator?