describe percentile scores within a normal distribution

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Aug 19th, 2015

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A normal distribution is a very important statistical data distribution pattern occurring in many natural phenomena, such as height, blood pressure, lengths of objects produced by machines, etc.   Certain data, when graphed as a histogram (data on the horizontal axis, amount of data on the vertical axis), creates a bell-shaped curve known as a normal curve, or normal distribution.  

Normal distributions are symmetrical with a single central peak at the mean (average) of the data.  The shape of the curve is described as bell-shaped with the graph falling off evenly on either side of the mean.  Fifty percent of the distribution lies to the left of the mean and fifty percent lies to the right of the mean.


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