3-1 Discussion - Discussion 3-1 The Normal Distribution Q...

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Discussion 3-1: The Normal Distribution Q : The normal distribution is a family of distributions that is often used to model operational processes. Based on your readings for this module, give one example, different from those supplied in the overview, of how the normal distribution can be used in an operations or production environment. This example may be from your own experience. Be sure to explain how the normal distribution is used in the example you provide. A : “The normal distribution is the most important and most widely used distribution in statistics. It is sometimes called the "bell curve," although the tonal qualities of such a bell would be less than pleasing. It is also called the "Gaussian curve" after the mathematician Karl Friedrich Gauss” (Onlinestatbook.com). During an undergraduate statistics class, our Professor brought to class one day about 25 bags of M&M chocolate. Little did we know, it was not for our good behavior or grades, but for an activity. First, she made 25 groups (of approximately 2 students
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