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Question 718:

The state of Texas college admission board has set a standard for automatic acceptances to any university at top 10% of any graduating class will be allowed to attend any university in the state. At lamar high school, the overall class average is 85, with SD of 5. The following students are trying to determine if they will fall in the top 10% of their graduating class. Bill 87, Mary 96. Will these two students be classified in the top 10% of their class and why. What is the minimal score to be classified at top 10% of graduating class?

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