7.2.4 - Proportion 'More Extreme Than'


Question: What proportion of the standard normal distribution is more extreme than a z value of ±2?

  1. On a PC: from the menu select STATISTICS > Distribution Plot
    On a Mac: from the menu select Statistics > Probability Distributions > Distribution Plot
  2. Select Display Probability (Note: The default is the standard normal distribution)
  3. Select A specified X value
  4. Select Equal tails
  5. For X value enter 2

This should result in the following output:

Minitab Express output showing a z distribution showing the area less than -2 and greater than +2

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