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Problem 1 Medium Difficulty

In what ways is the $t$ distribution similar to the standard normal distribution? In what ways is the $t$ distribution different from the standard normal distribution?


The t distribution is similar to the standard normal distribution in the following ways. 1. It is bell-shaped. 2. It is symmetric about the mean. 3. The mean, median, and mode are equal to 0 and are located at the center of the distribution. 4. The curve approaches but never touches the x axis.

The t distribution differs from the standard normal distribution in the following ways. 1. The variance is greater than 1. 2. The t distribution is a family of curves based on the degrees of freedom, which is a number related to sample size. (Recall that the symbol for degrees of freedom is d.f.


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