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Density Curves, mean and median AP Statistics. A density curve is a curve that Is always on or above the horizontal axis and, Has an area of 1 underneath.

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1 Density Curves, mean and median AP Statistics

2 A density curve is a curve that Is always on or above the horizontal axis and, Has an area of 1 underneath it Describes the overall pattern of a distribution

3 Mean vs Median and density curves In a symmetric density curve the mean and the median are the same In a right scewed curve the mean is to the right of the median In a left scewed curve, the mean is to the left of the median

4 Mean and Median of Density Curves The median of a density curve is: the equal-areas point, the point that divides the area under the curve in half The mean of a density curve is: The balance point, at which the curve would balance if made of solid material

5 Is the following a density curve? Is it above the horizontal axis? YES Does it have an area of one underneath of it? YES Does it describe the overall pattern of the distribution? OF COURSE IT IS A DENSITY CURVE!


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