# Easy Skewness question

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hey pf!

i am wondering, if you're looking at two data sets and each set has different skewness levels (i.e. perhaps set 1 has a skewness of .4 and set 2 has a skewness of .5) do we say that these two are relatively un-skewed or highly skewed (or perhaps one of each)?

in other words, how do i compare levels of skewness?

i have the same question for kurtosis, if you could explain?

thanks a ton!

josh