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Tag Archives: Empirical Rule
An Example of a Normal Curve
One way to estimate probabilities is to use empirical data. However, if the histogram of the data shapes like a bell curve (or reasonably close to a bell curve), we can use a normal curve to estimate probabilities. All we … Continue reading
Interpreting ACT Scores
The ACT is a standardized test that is used for college and university admissions in the United States. According to their web site, the ACT test “assesses high school students’ general educational development and their ability to complete collegelevel work”. … Continue reading
The Safest Driving City in America
Which city in America has the worst drivers? When I asked this questions, many people guessed New York or Los Angeles. How about the city with the safest drivers? According to a recent report released by The Allstate Insurance Company, … Continue reading
A Student’s View of the Normal Distribution
In my teaching, I always strive to encourage students to look at statistics from a practical point of view. In a recent class period covering the normal distribution, I indicated that data values more than 3 standard deviations away from … Continue reading →