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# Importance of normal distribution to Statistics

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"Why is the Normal Distribution so important to statistics?"

Hint 1: Do many real world situations tend to be normally distributed?
Hint 2: is the normal distribution used frequently in statistics texts?
Hint 3: Is the normal distribution (or its special case, the standard normal distribution) effective in characterizing situations and/or in helping managers make decisions?

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"Why is the Normal Distribution so important to statistics?"
Hint 1: Do many real world situations tend to be normally distributed?
Hint 2: Is the normal distribution used frequently in statistics texts?
Hint 3: Is the normal distribution (or its special case, the standard normal distribution) effective in characterizing situations and/or in helping managers make decisions?

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