## For whom the bell-curve tolls

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As I mentioned in my previous post on measures of central tendency, this is part 2 of a 3-part post on some basic statistical concepts.

If you’ve ever been graded on a curve or have heard the term “bell curve”, then you know a bit about the normal distribution. This post will focus on the concept of the normal distribution and some very basic elements around it. Although this concept might seem fairly straightforward, there is a lot of detail and math that goes into it, which I will not be going into here. Also, the normal distribution is only one of MANY distributions, which I also won’t cover.