Empirical Rule Example
This worksheet may help you to know about the Empirical Rule. The data set along with Bell Shape curve will be implied to Empirical Rule. We can apply the Empirical rule if we know the value of Standard Deviation and mean. The Empirical rule for Normal Distribution is defined as 68% of values fall in 1 Standard Deviation of the mean, 95% of values are fall in 2 standard deviation of the mean and 99.73% of values are fall in 4 standard deviation of the mean.
Formula for Empirical Rule 68% of values fall => mean ± sd 95% of value fall => mean ± 2 sd 99.73% of value fall => mean ± 3 sd Where, sd standard deviation for the given value Mean – mean for the given values Example for Empirical RuleFind empirical rule for the values {12,32,45,53,21,43} Step 1: Calculate Mean mean = (12+32+45+53+21+43)/6 mean = 206/6 mean = 34.33 Step 2: Find Standard Deviation You can use this Standard Deviation Calculator to find Standard deviation. SD(σ)=&radical;(1/(N1)*((x_{1}x_{m})^{2}+(x_{2}x_{m})^{2}+..+(x_{n}x_{m})^{2})) SD(σ)=√(1/(61)((1234.33)^{2}+(3234.33)^{2}+(4534.33)^{2}+(5334.33)^{2}+(2134.33)^{2}+(4334.33)^{2})) SD(σ)=√(1/5((22.3333)^{2}+(2.33)^{2}+(10.6667)^{2}+(18.6667)^{2}+(13.3333)^{2}+(8.6667)^{2})) SD(σ)=√(1/5((498.7763)+(5.4443)+(113.7785)+(348.4457)+(177.7769)+(75.1117))) SD(σ)=√(243.8667) SD(σ)=15.6162 Step 3: Apply Empirical Rule 68% of values are between 18.7171 to 49.9496 95% of Values are between 3.1009 to 65.5658 97.73% of values are between 12.5154 to 81.182 The above worksheet is an walk through to understand the concept of understanding Empirical rule. When it comes to online calculation this online Empirical Rule Calculator is an essential tool to make the calculation easy. 
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