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Question 870:

A hospital in California uses 100.6 degrees Fahrenheit as the lowest temperature considered to indicate a fever. What percentage of normal and healthy adults would be considered to have a fever? Does this percentage suggest that a cutoff of 100.6 degrees F is appropriate?

The mean temperature of healthy adults are 98.2 with a standard deviation of 0.62. What body temperature is in the 95th and 5th percentile?

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