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CFA Practice Question

In a frequency distribution of 250 scores, the mean is reported as 78 and the median as 65. One would expect this distribution to be ______.

A. positively skewed
B. negatively skewed
C. symmetrical but not rectangular or normal
D. normal
E. rectangular
Correct Answer: A

In a positively skewed distribution the mean is greater than the median, while in a negatively skewed distribution the mean is less than the median. In a symmetrical distribution the mean is equal to the median.

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