The time it takes to make a kitchen cabinet is uniformly distributed and ranges between 125 to 200 minutes.

a. What is the probability that it takes exactly 180 minutes to make a kitchen cabinet?

b. What is the probability that it takes between 150 to 220 minutes to make a kitchen cabinet?

#### Solution

The probability density curve is

` $$ \begin{aligned} f(x)=\left\{ \begin{array}{ll} \frac{1}{200- 125}=\frac{1}{75} , & \hbox{$125 \leq x\leq 200$;} \\ 0, & \hbox{Otherwise.} \end{array} \right. \end{aligned} $$ `

a. The the probability that it takes exactly 180 minutes to make a kitchen cabinet is

`$P(X=180) = 0$`

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because for continuous distribution probability at a point is zero.

b. The probability that it takes between 150 to 220 minutes to make a kitchen cabinet is

` $$ \begin{aligned} P(150< X<220) &= P(150< X < 200)\\ &=\int_{150}^{200} f(x) \; dx\\ &= \frac{1}{75}\int_{150}^{200} \; dx\\ &=\frac{1}{75}\big[x\big]_{150}^{200} \\ &= \frac{1}{75}\big[ 200 -150]\\ &= 0.6667 \end{aligned} $$ `

#### Further Reading

- Statistics
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- Correlation Regression
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