◆ Examining the properties of a normal probability distribution

◆ Using the standard normal table to calculate probabilities of a normal random variable

◆ Using Excel to calculate normal probabilities

◆ Using the normal distribution as an approximation to the binomial distribution

Now let’s take on a new challenge, continuous random variables and a continuous probability distribution known as the normal distribution. Remember that in Chapter 8 we defined a continuous random variable as one that can assume any numerical value within an interval as a result of measuring the outcome of an experiment. Some examples of continuous random variables are weight, distance, ...

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