Course Text:

Bluman, A. G. (2012). Elementary statistics: A step-by-step approach (8th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. ISBN 9780073386102

Course Text: Elementary Statistics

Chapter 6, “The Normal Distribution”

Chapter 6 focuses on the properties of normal distribution. The chapter also describes how to calculate area under the standard normal distribution and find probabilities for a normally distributed variable by transforming it into a standard normal variable. In addition, the chapter describes the calculation of specific data values for given percentages by using the standard normal distribution.

Applying the Concepts

A normal distribution is a theoretical distribution used to describe many variables because the deviations from a normal distribution are small. Normal distributions may be useful for approximating binomial distribution.

Based on your reading for this week and working the problems, you nowhave some accurate numbers to judge your chances of a safe climb when using that harness or even using additional hooks. Making reference to the answers you derived, explain whether or not you would trust your life to equipment that has a 3% failure rate if you were an avid climber