Would you expect distributions of these variables to be uniform, unimodal, or bimodal? Symmetric or skewed? Explain why. a) The number of speeding tickets each student in the senior class of a college has ever had. b) Players’ scores (number of strokes) at the U.S. Open golf tournament in a given year. c) Weights of female babies born in a particular hospital over the course of a year. d) The length of the average hair on the heads of students in a large class.

Would you expect distributions of these variables to be uniform, unimodal, or bimodal? Symmetric or skewed? Explain why. a) The number of speeding tickets each student in the senior class of a college has ever had. b) Players’ scores (number of strokes) at the U.S. Open golf tournament in a given year. c) Weights of female babies born in a particular hospital over the course of a year. d) The length of the average hair on the heads of students in a large class.

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Normal distributions
asked 2020-10-18
Would you expect distributions of these variables to be uniform, unimodal, or bimodal? Symmetric or skewed? Explain why.
a) The number of speeding tickets each student in the senior class of a college has ever had.
b) Players’ scores (number of strokes) at the U.S. Open golf tournament in a given year.
c) Weights of female babies born in a particular hospital over the course of a year.
d) The length of the average hair on the heads of students in a large class.

Answers (1)

2020-10-19
a) Unimodal (near 0) and skewed. Many seniors will have 0 or 1 speeding tickets. Some may have several, and a few may have more than that.
b) Probably unimodal and slightly skewed to the right. It is easier to score 15 strokes over the mean than 15 strokes under the mean.
c) Probably unimodal and symmetric. Weights may be equally likely to be over or under the average.
d) Probably bimodal. Men's and women's distributions may have different modes. It may also be skewed to the right, since it is possible to have very long hair, but hair length can't be negative.
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