Expected Value of Distribution on Histogram: T/F

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Homework Statement



4: (T/F) The expected value of a distribution always occurs at the center of the tallest bar on the histogram.

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The Attempt at a Solution



I believe this is false for the expected value can be definite or indefinite.
 

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If you believe it is false, why don't you make a simple histogram that illustrates that it isn't true? That would settle it and you wouldn't be guessing.
 
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Yup, just make up a histogram and test it.
Easy as pie in Matlab, or even just by hand.

-> The thing to do is calculate the mean value of the histogram, and check if that is in the "highest bar".
 

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