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## How do you graph standard deviation on a bell curve?

How to Create a Bell Curve Graph

- Collect Accurate Data. Carefully gather your data of interest.
- Calculate Sample Average. Calculate your sample mean.
- Determine Standard Deviation. Compute your standard deviation to find out how far each score is from the average.
- Plot Data. Plot your mean along the x-axis.
- Draw the Graph.

**Where is the standard deviation on a bell curve?**

The top of the curve shows the mean, mode, and median of the data collected. Its standard deviation depicts the bell curve’s relative width around the mean.

**What is 1 standard deviation from the mean?**

Using the standard deviation, statisticians may determine if the data has a normal curve or other mathematical relationship. If the data behaves in a normal curve, then 68% of the data points will fall within one standard deviation of the average, or mean, data point.

### How does standard deviation affect bell curve?

The mean identifies the position of the center and the standard deviation determines the height and width of the bell. For example, a large standard deviation creates a bell that is short and wide while a small standard deviation creates a tall and narrow curve.

**How do you do standard deviation on a bell curve in Excel?**

Creating a Bell Curve in Excel

- In cell A1 enter 35.
- In the cell below it enter 36 and create a series from 35 to 95 (where 95 is Mean + 3* Standard Deviation).
- In the cell adjacent to 35, enter the formula: =NORM.DIST(A1,65,10,FALSE)
- Again use the fill handle to quickly copy and paste the formula for all the cells.

**How many standard deviations is 68?**

one standard deviation

The Empirical Rule states that 99.7% of data observed following a normal distribution lies within 3 standard deviations of the mean. Under this rule, 68% of the data falls within one standard deviation, 95% percent within two standard deviations, and 99.7% within three standard deviations from the mean.

## Why is standard deviation 68?

The reason that so many (about 68%) of the values lie within 1 standard deviation of the mean in the Empirical Rule is because when the data are bell-shaped, the majority of the values are mounded up in the middle, close to the mean (as the figure shows).

**What does a standard deviation of 2.2 mean?**

For example: If a value has a z-score equal to 0, then the value is equal to the mean. If a value has a z-score equal to -1.3, then the value is 1.3 standard deviations below the mean. If a value has a z-score equal to 2.2, then the value is 2.2 standard deviations above the mean.

**What is a standard deviation of 2?**

It is a measure of how far each observed value is from the mean. In any distribution, about 95% of values will be within 2 standard deviations of the mean.