# In a bell curve distribution the average characteristic has the number of individuals possessing it?

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### Why is average called the measure of central tendency?

Because, whatever the underlying distribution, as more and more samples are taken from ANY population, the average of those samples will have a standard normal distribution whose mean will be their average. The normal (or Gaussian) distribution is symmetric and so its mean lies at the centre of the probability distribution.

### Why is it a useful value to report standard deviation?

The standard deviation of a distribution is the average spread from the mean (average). If I told you I had a distribution of data with average 10000 and standard deviation 10, you'd know that most of the data is close to the middle. If I told you I had a distrubtion of data with average 10000 and standard deviation 3000, you'd know that the data in this distribution is much more spread out. dhaussling@gmail.com

### In statistics what is the difference between average and normal?

Given a set of n numbers, the average is the sum of the set of numbers divided by n. An average implies that I have a set of data and I've made the calculation as above. The word "normal" is usually used as "normal distribution." Two terms often confused are "mean" and "average." When an average (a statistic) is calculated, this is the best estimate of the mean (a parameter) of the distribution. If I…

### What is the difference between poisson and binomial distribution?

Poisson and Binomial both the distribution are used for defining discrete events.You can tell that Poisson distribution is a subset of Binomial distribution. Binomial is the most preliminary distribution to encounter probability and statistical problems. On the other hand when any event occurs with a fixed time interval and having a fixed average rate then it is Poisson distribution.

### What are the advantages of using median?

When someone asks a for an "average" value, that can mean a couple of different things. "Mean," "median," and "mode" are all values that are used to relate what the "center" or "average" of a distribution of values is. Each one has their advantages and disadvantages. The median is the value that divides the distribution exactly into halves - 50% is below it, and 50% above it. The median may not actually occur in the…

### What is Pareto distribution?

It is a theoretical probability distribution. I have included two links from the internet which describe the distribution and some of its applications. Sometimes in statistics, we are more interested in the more extreme statistics rather than the average. For example, if we are studying the spread of a disease, perhaps the long distance that the disease can travel one time in 100 is more important than the average distance. Both the exponential and the…

### What are the uses of Normal Distribution?

The normal distribution is very important in statistical analysis. A considerable amount of data follows a normal distribution: the weight and length of items mass-produced usually follow a normal distribution ; and if average demand for a product is high, then demand usually follows a normal distribution. It is possible to show that when the sample is large, the sample mean follows a normal distribution. This result is important in the construction of confidence intervals…