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Notes 10/14/15

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Notes 10/14/15 STAT 121

Amanda Berg
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Principles of Statistics
Dr. Christopher Reese

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Normal Distributions, the standard normal distribution and how to find z-scores
Principles of Statistics
Dr. Christopher Reese
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Statistics, normal distribution, standard normal distribution, z-score, standard deviation
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Date Created: 10/18/15
Notes 101415 The Normal Distribution Looking at the entire population with an area curve the normal distribution is a symmetric mound shaped single peaked area curve with u mu as the mean of the population and o as the standard deviation of the population The mean and median are the same because it is symmetric umeanpoint of symmetry in a normal distribution ostandard deviationdistance from the mean to the point where curve begins to fall ess steeply impletiue Percentages Area ill the left ell a value Ste 115 15 15 34 915 51935 This graph is a template When you get a test question talking about anything being a normal distribution draw out this and then add in the numbers once you are given the mean and standard deviation Ell wrnen39i39e n lgmte E lie Helm idietrihutiuan f are 1353 I J 39l39h39lil p E Ei iiiElma 1r h i 13513 L nL L1II l ii 1555 u l I Standard Normal Distribution Mean0 Standard deviation 1 0 Appropriate density curve for all normally distributed variables if converted to standard deviations from the mean 0 Ex proportion of birth weights less than 3060 grams proportion of birth weights more than 1 standard deviation below the mean Any normal distributed variable can be turned into a standard normal variable through a conversion into a zscore o Zscore standardized value represents how many standard deviations away from u x variable being studied is using a standard normal distribution If x is normally distributed with mean u and standard deviation 0 then 2 Xllo Ex if z215 then x is 215 standard deviations below the mean Birth weights of full term babies approximately normally distributed with u3485 g and 0 425 g o Zweight3485425


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