SPM – MCQ 133 – Skewed distribution

If the systolic blood pressure in a population has a mean of 130 mm Hg and a median of l40 mm Hg, the distribution is said to be?
A. Symmetrical
B. Positively skewed
C. Negatively skewed
D. Either positively or negatively skewed depending on the Standard deviation

Correct answer : C. Negatively skewed

Median is greater than mean. Hence it is negatively skewed.

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