- CFA Exams
- CFA Exam: Level I 2021
- Study Session 3. Quantitative Methods (2)
- Reading 9. Common Probability Distributions
- Subject 6. The Normal Distribution

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**CFA Practice Question**

Which of the following is not a characteristic of the normal distribution?

B. symmetrical about the median

C. extends from 0 to infinite

A. unimodal

B. symmetrical about the median

C. extends from 0 to infinite

Correct Answer: C

The range of the normal distribution is from -infinite to infinite, not from 0 to infinite.

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**User Contributed Comments**
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Sunt |
Lognormal extends from 0 to + infinity. Hence the reason to use this distribution in stock price evaluations. |

Rachelle3 |
Lognormal is also positive skewed think of what the graph looks like when you see questions like this - not bell shaped no symmetry!!! |