Last visit was: 22 May 2024, 18:37 |
It is currently 22 May 2024, 18:37 |

Customized

for You

Track

Your Progress

Practice

Pays

- May
**22**### Get a Top GRE Score with Target Test Prep

12:00 PM EDT

-01:00 PM EDT

The Target Test Prep course represents a quantum leap forward in GRE preparation, a radical reinterpretation of the way that students should study. In fact, more and more Target Test Prep students are scoring 329 and above on the GRE.

A and B are graphical representations of normally distribute
[#permalink]
30 Jul 2018, 09:06

1

Expert Reply

4

Bookmarks

Question Stats:

Attachment:

#GREpracticequestion A and B are graphical representations of normally.PNG [ 79.62 KiB | Viewed 7398 times ]

A and B are graphical representations of normally distributed random variables X and Y, respectively, with relative positions, shapes, and sizes as shown. Which of the following must be true?

Indicate all such statements.

A. Y has a greater standard deviation than X.

B. The probability that Y falls within 2 standard deviations of its mean is greater than the probability that X falls within 2 standard deviations of its mean.

C. Y has a greater mean than X.

Re: A and B are graphical representations of normally distribute
[#permalink]
23 Aug 2018, 09:22

2

The dataset in B is more flat than A so S.D of B> S.D of A

Probability range for all SD in a normal distribution is fixed at 34%, 14% and 2% above and below the mean for 1st, 2nd and 3rd SD

The value directly beneath the protruded part of the curve is the mean. Clearly from the two graphs mean of y>mean of x

Posted from my mobile device

Probability range for all SD in a normal distribution is fixed at 34%, 14% and 2% above and below the mean for 1st, 2nd and 3rd SD

The value directly beneath the protruded part of the curve is the mean. Clearly from the two graphs mean of y>mean of x

Posted from my mobile device

Re: A and B are graphical representations of normally distribute
[#permalink]
13 Jun 2019, 07:51

amorphous wrote:

The dataset in B is more flat than A so S.D of B> S.D of A

Probability range for all SD in a normal distribution is fixed at 34%, 14% and 2% above and below the mean for 1st, 2nd and 3rd SD

The value directly beneath the protruded part of the curve is the mean. Clearly from the two graphs mean of y>mean of x

Posted from my mobile device

Probability range for all SD in a normal distribution is fixed at 34%, 14% and 2% above and below the mean for 1st, 2nd and 3rd SD

The value directly beneath the protruded part of the curve is the mean. Clearly from the two graphs mean of y>mean of x

Posted from my mobile device

------------------------------

Need little more explication of the option C:

Flatter graph has highly dispersed data while the narrower one is not- meaning most of its values are centred around the mean.If the values has low dispersion, then they must have a mean closer to centralised values. But the highly dispersed values pull down the mean (?),therefore small mean.

Is the above correct ?

Re: A and B are graphical representations of normally distribute
[#permalink]
20 Jun 2019, 19:06

1

Any explanations for why option C is correct?

Do we consider the X-axis value of the protruded parts in A and B curves? If yes, then C is true.

Thanks!

Do we consider the X-axis value of the protruded parts in A and B curves? If yes, then C is true.

Thanks!

Re: A and B are graphical representations of normally distribute
[#permalink]
21 Jun 2019, 18:17

2

Expert Reply

1

Bookmarks

The mean of a normal curve is the point along the horizontal axis below the “peak” of the curve. Red and blue lines, respectively

B is to the right of the highest point of curve A, so the mean of Y is larger than the mean of X.

Ask for further assistance.

#GREpracticequestion A and B are graphical representations of normally.PNG [ 77.73 KiB | Viewed 7399 times ]

Regards

B is to the right of the highest point of curve A, so the mean of Y is larger than the mean of X.

Ask for further assistance.

Attachment:

#GREpracticequestion A and B are graphical representations of normally.PNG [ 77.73 KiB | Viewed 7399 times ]

Regards

Re: A and B are graphical representations of normally distribute
[#permalink]
16 Oct 2019, 01:28

Carcass wrote:

The mean of a normal curve is the point along the horizontal axis below the “peak” of the curve. Red and blue lines, respectively

B is to the right of the highest point of curve A, so the mean of Y is larger than the mean of X.

Ask for further assistance.

Regards

B is to the right of the highest point of curve A, so the mean of Y is larger than the mean of X.

Ask for further assistance.

Attachment:

#GREpracticequestion A and B are graphical representations of normally.PNG

Regards

do not get it, please elaborate again

Re: A and B are graphical representations of normally distribute
[#permalink]
20 Dec 2020, 07:40

Why B is not the answer?

Re: A and B are graphical representations of normally distribute
[#permalink]
20 Dec 2020, 07:58

Expert Reply

daina1323031 wrote:

Why B is not the answer?

B is to the right of the highest point of curve A, so the mean of Y is larger than the mean of X.

See my explanation and graph above

regards

Retired Moderator

Joined: **10 Apr 2015 **

Posts: **6218**

Given Kudos: **136 **

Re: A and B are graphical representations of normally distribute
[#permalink]
21 Dec 2020, 16:45

3

daina1323031 wrote:

Why B is not the answer?

B. The probability that Y falls within 2 standard deviations of its mean is greater than the probability that X falls within 2 standard deviations of its mean.

For ALL normal distributions, the probability that a selected value falls within two standard deviations of the mean is ALWAYS 96% (14% + 34% + 34% + 14% = 96%)

We know this because, for all normal distributions, 96% of the population is within two standard deviations of the mean of the population.

Since the probability that Y falls within 2 standard deviations of its mean EQUALS the probability that X falls within 2 standard deviations of its mean, statement B is false.

Re: A and B are graphical representations of normally distribute
[#permalink]
20 Sep 2021, 09:54

Carcass wrote:

The mean of a normal curve is the point along the horizontal axis below the “peak” of the curve. Red and blue lines, respectively

B is to the right of the highest point of curve A, so the mean of Y is larger than the mean of X.

Ask for further assistance.

Regards

B is to the right of the highest point of curve A, so the mean of Y is larger than the mean of X.

Ask for further assistance.

Attachment:

#GREpracticequestion A and B are graphical representations of normally.PNG

Regards

Isn't the line below the "peak" called the median, and not the mean?

gmatclubot

Moderators:

Multiple-choice Questions — Select One or More Answer Choices |
||

## Hi Generic [Bot],Here are updates for you: |