## Scores on a college entrance examination are normally distributed with a mean (µ) of 500 and a standard deviation (σ) of 100. One college gives priority acceptance to students scoring above 650. What percentage of students is eligible for priority acceptance?

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- Scores on a college entrance examination are normally distributed with a mean (µ) of 500 and a standard deviation (σ) of 100. One college gives priority acceptance to students scoring above 650. What percentage of students is eligible for priority acceptance?

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