Student t Distribution: Definition & Example


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The total area under a t-curve is:

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1. A t-curve is symmetrical around:

2. A t-curve never:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Student t distribution differs from the standard normal deviation in a variety of ways. Find out what you know about the uses of t distribution by answering questions on topics like the total area under the t-curve and the symmetry of the t-curve.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Look for these points on the multiple-choice quiz:

  • Something the t-curve never does
  • Appearance of the t-curve as the number of degrees of freedom increases
  • Comparison between the t-curve and the standard normal distribution

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the symmetry of the t-curve and one thing the t-curve never does with regard to the distribution
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the total area under the t-curve
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the t-curve and the standard normal distribution

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about the distribution process, you can review the lesson titled Student t Distribution: Definition & Example. The following areas will be covered:

  • Units of the t distribution
  • Definition of standard deviation
  • Sample size in the degrees of freedom (df)
  • Properties of t-curves