# Importance of normal distribution to Statistics

"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?

I have come up with my own ideas--could you please direct me and build on this with a few examples? Thanks ...

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This posting provides reasons of importance of normal distribution to statistics