# 2 Desert Samaritan Hospital in Mesa, Arizona, keeps records of emergency room traffic. Thoserecords reveal that the times between arriving patients have a mean of 8.7 minutes with astandard deviation of 8.7 minutes. Based only on the two values of these two parameters,give an argument based on the properties of the Normal distribution why it is unreasonableto assume that the times between arriving patients is normally distributed (or evenapproximately so). (Hint: Consider the range of data of a Normal distribution.)

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# 2 Desert Samaritan Hospital in Mesa, Arizona, keeps records of emergency room traffic. Those
records reveal that the times between arriving patients have a mean of 8.7 minutes with a
standard deviation of 8.7 minutes. Based only on the two values of these two parameters,
give an argument based on the properties of the Normal distribution why it is unreasonable
to assume that the times between arriving patients is normally distributed (or even
approximately so). (Hint: Consider the range of data of a Normal distribution.)
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# 2 Desert Samaritan Hospital in Mesa, Arizona, keeps records of emergency room traffic. Those records reveal that the times between arriving patients have a mean of 8.7 minutes with a standard deviation of 8.7 minutes. Based only on the two values of these two parameters, give an argument based on the properties of the Normal distribution why it is unreasonable to assume that the times between arriving patients is normally distributed (or even approximately so). (Hint: Consider the range of data of a Normal distribution.)

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According to the provided information, the time between arriving patients are distributed with.

Mean µ=8.7

Standard Deviation = 8.7

Suppose the distr...

i.e Within 3o
i.e within 8.7 3 x 8.7
i.e within (17.4, 34.8)
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i.e Within 3o i.e within 8.7 3 x 8.7 i.e within (17.4, 34.8)

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