Question: A recent General Social Survey asked respondents how many close

A recent General Social Survey asked respondents how many close friends they had. For a sample of 1467 people, the mean was 7.4 and the standard deviation was 11.0. The distribution had a median of 5 and a mode of 4.
a. Based on these statistics, what would you surmise about the shape of the distribution? Why?
b. Does the empirical rule apply to these data? Why or why not?

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