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In a normal distribution, which is greater, the mean or the median? Explain.

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Neither; in a normal distribution, the mean and median are equal.

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What is the total area under the normal curve?

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1

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What do the inflection points on a normal distribution represent?
Where do they occur?

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They are the points at which the curve changes between curving upward and curving downward.
Mean - Standard Dev and Mean + Standard Dev
Outside of the inflection points, the graph curves upward.

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Normal distribution curve

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A continuous probability distribution for a random variable x. The graph of a normal distribution is called the normal curve.

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Draw two normal curves that have the same mean but different standard deviations. Describe the similarities and differences.
The two curves will have
____ of symmetry. The curve with the larger standard deviation will be ____ spread out than the curve with the smaller standard deviation.

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the same line, more

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What requirements are necessary for a normal probability distribution to be a standard normal probability distribution?

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The mean and standard deviation have the values of
mean= 0
and
standard dev = 1

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Why is it correct to say "a" normal distribution and "the" standard normal distribution?

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"The" standard normal distribution is used to describe one specific normal distribution (mean = 0, standard dev = 1) . "A" normal distribution is used to describe a normal distribution with any mean and standard deviation.

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If a z-score is zero, which of the following must be true? Explain your reasoning.
- The mean is zero.
- The corresponding x-value is zero.
- The corresponding x-value is equal to the mean.

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The corresponding x-value is equal to the mean, because the z-score is equal to the difference between the x-value and the mean, divided by the standard deviation.

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Are graphs that cross the x axis representative of a normal distribution?

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The graph could not represent a variable with a normal distribution because the curve crosses the x-axis.