A male student of the author has a measured pulse rate of 52 beats per minute. Based on Data Set 1 in Appendix B, males have a mean pulse rate of 67.3 beats per minute and a standard deviation of 10.3 beats per minute.
a. What is the difference between the student’s pulse rate and the mean pulse rate of males?
b. How many standard deviations is that (the difference found in part (a))?
c. Convert the student’s pulse rate toaz score.
d. If we consider “usual” pulse rates to be those that convert to z scores between —2 and 2, is the student’s pulse rate usual or unusual?