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Steel Rods

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A company manufacturing steel rods makes rods that have a mean diameter of $.5$ inches and standard deviation of $.03$ inches and are approximately normally distributed.
The company will accept all rods unless they are in the thinnest $1\%$ or thickest $1\%$ of all those manufactured.

Determine the range of diameters that will be acceptable to the manufacturer.

A

$0.47$ to $0.53$

B

$0.44$ to $0.56$

C

$0.47$ to $0.57$

D

$0.43$ to $0.57$

E

Unable to determine based off of the information given.