[LMB] OT: Gender Roles , figures

Sylvia McIvers sylviamcivers at gmail.com
Thu Sep 30 02:18:55 BST 2021


On Tue, Sep 28, 2021 at 2:52 PM WILLIAM A WENRICH <wawenri at msn.com> wrote:

> Bell curves can have a lot of overlap yet if you are looking at the top
> (or bottom) 5% there will be a very large difference in the numbers.
>
> William A Wenrich
>

Statistically, if you're looking at the top or bottom 5%, you're not
looking at the majority. By definition.

(Tried replying to pouncer, it bounced)
Although the specific percentile is higher, if you look at the 15-85
percentile range, there's an awful lot of overlap.

If you say "Here's a 5"5' person, based on statistics will they be male or
female?"  you may as well flip a coin as look at statistics.

Sylvia


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