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Variables and Normal Distribution

Discuss why you would or would not expect each of the following variables to be normally distributed.
Hint:Would you expect a single central mode and tapering tails? Would the distribution
be roughly symmetric? Would one tail be longer than the other?
a. Shoe size of adult males.
b. Years of education of 30-year-old employed women.
c. Days from mailing home utility bills to receipt of payment.
d. Time to process insurance claims for residential fire damage

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a. Shoe size of adult males.
I would expect this not to be normally distributed because shoe sizes are discrete numbers, for example, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5 etc., whereas the normal distribution is continuous.

b. Years of education of 30-year-old employed women.
I ...

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This solution discusses variables that are normally distributed.

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