(Solution) Math225 Week 5 Discussion: The Normal Distribution

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • OpenStax Textbook: Chapter 2, 6, 7
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 1 scholarly source

In your reference for this assignment, be sure to include both your text/class materials AND your outside reading(s).

Initial Post Instructions

Many variables in medicine follow a normal distribution where there are approximately an equal number of values below the mean as above the mean. Describe two variables that you work with that would probably follow a normal distribution. Also note which of the two variables would be likely to have a larger standard deviation and why.

Follow-Up Post Instructions

Respond to at least two peers or one peer and the instructor. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification.

Writing Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 posts (1 initial & 2 follow-up)
  • APA format for in-text citations and list of references


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Course Outcomes (CO): 5

Due Date for Initial Post: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Wednesday

Due Date for Follow-Up Posts: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Sunday


Data is often spread out in various ways. For instance, we can have data whereby most of the variables are spread to the left of the mean or even to the right of the mean. There are also cases in which we have an equal distribution of values in either direction of the mean. In such instances, we say that we have a normal distribution (“Normal Distribution,”n.d). Herein, we have no bias on either side of the mean. When laid out on a graph, the data forms a bell curve; a characteristic of normal distribution (Holmes, Illowsky, & Dean, 2019). In nursing, we work with many variables that fall within this distribution. They include temperature, height, weight, and pulse rate, among others. In this discussion, I will explore the phenomenon of a normal distribution with a particular focus on temperature and blood pressure…Please click here to download at $5