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**What are the properties of the normal random variable?**

In Chapter 55, you learned that continuous random variables can be used to model quantities such as the following:

Price of Microsoft stock one year from now

Market share for a new product

Market size for a new product

Cost of developing a new product

Newborn baby’s weight

Person’s IQ

Remember that if a discrete random variable (such as sales of blazers during 2006) can assume many possible values, ...

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