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Estimating Areas Under the Normal Curve Using Z-Scores

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Which of these would have the largest area?

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1. A statistician has figured out the percentage of the area under a normal curve that meets certain criteria. How would they apply this knowledge to a given sample?

2. Where is the normal distribution curve at its highest point?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessments are useful tools for reviewing information you've learned about using Z-scores estimating areas under the normal curve. Quiz questions require you to define what Z-scores are, describe how to find the area under a Z-score, and analyze areas around normal distribution curves.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These practice assessments will test you on aspects of estimating areas with Z-scores, objectives include:

  • Describe what a Z-score is
  • Recognize the largest area of a group of Z-scores
  • Understand how to find the area under the Z-score
  • Define the point at which the normal distribution curve is at its highest point
  • Identify the score with the lowest area under it

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allows you to practice following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding points on a distribution curve and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related statistics lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what a Z-score is and how it's used to estimate data values

Additional Learning

You can learn more about this statistics skill by viewing the video lesson called Estimating Areas Under the Normal Curve Using Z-Scores. Goals of this lesson include:

  • Recall the definition of a Z-score
  • Explore how to use statistical tables to view Z-scores
  • Understand the process of finding data points between two Z-scores
  • Discover how to find values beyond Z-scores
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