# math

A variable is normally distributed. 42% of the possible observations of the variable lie between 20 and 28. What information does this give you about the graph of the normal curve for this variable?

I am not sure how to exactly explain this. The only thing I can imagine it being is that the z-score would either be -0.02 or 0.02 because it either shades the 20-28 portion which is 42%, or shades the rest which would be 58%. I don't know if this is the right explanation for this.

As far as I am concerned. it does not give me much information. I don't know what area of the curve the 42% cut off. Is it at one end of the the distribution — either the highest or lowest portions? Is it equally spread around the mean? Is it somewhere in between these possibilities?

Unless you have some more information that you have not included, it doesn't give me adequate information to come to any conclusion.

I hope this helps. Thanks for asking.

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