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Assessing Normality Listed below are the recent salaries (in millions of dollars) of players on the San Antonio Spurs professional basketball team.

a. Do these salaries appear to come from a population that has a normal distribution? Why or why not?

b. Can the mean of this sample be treated as a value from a population having a normal distribution? Why or why not?

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Step 1

Note: In this context, software usage is not mentioned. So, MINITAB software is used to test the normality assumption.

Step 2

a.

Procedure to obtain the histogram by using the MINITAB software is as follows:

• Choose Graph > Histogram.
• Choose Simple, and then click OK.
• In Graph variables, enter the column of Salaries.
• Click OK.
Step 3

Procedure to obtain the normal quantile plot by using the MINITAB software is as follows:

• Choose Graph > Probability Plot.
• Choose Single, and then click OK.
• In Graph variables, enter the column of Salaries.
• In the graph dialog box, click Distribution.
• Clic...

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