According to Investment Digest, the arithmetic mean of the annual return for common stocks over an
85-year period was 9.5% but the value of the variance was not mentioned. Also 25% of the annual
returns were below 8% while 65% of the annual returns were between 8% and 11.5%. The article
claimed that the distribution of annual return for common stocks was bell-shaped and approximately
symmetric. Assume that this distribution is normal with the mean given above. Answer the following
questions without the help of a calculator, statistical software or statistical table.
-Referring to Scenario 6-5, 10% of the annual returns will be less than what amount?