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Why is a correction for continuity necessary?

The correction is necessary because the normaldistribution is continuous and the binomial distribution isdiscrete.

Intro Stats / AP Statistics

Chapter 6

The Normal Distribution

Section 4

The Normal Approximation to the Binomial Distribution

Probability Topics

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Continuity In your own wor…

Okay. A correction for continuity is necessary because a binomial distribution is discreet. Okay. Each number is, um, separate. Individual, uh, distinct. All right. A normal distribution is continuous.

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