1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Calculate the mean for a normal distribution

  1. Jan 18, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Standard Deviation = 500

    2. Relevant equations

    How I calculate the μ (mean) using standard deviation for a norma distribution. Thanks.

    3. The attempt at a solution
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 18, 2013 #2

    Ray Vickson

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

    Short answer: you can't.

    Longer answer: the mean μ and standard deviation σ are independent, so you can have σ = 500 but μ = -500, μ = 0, μ= 5.723×1091 or any other value you want.
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Similar Discussions: Calculate the mean for a normal distribution
  1. Normal Distribution? (Replies: 2)