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A study by researchers at the University of Maryland addressed the question of whether the mean body temperature of humans is 98.6◦F. The results of the study by P. Mackowiak et al. appeared in the article "A Critical Appraisal of 98.6◦F, the Upper Limit of the Normal Body Temperature, and Other Legacies of Carl Reinhold August Wunderlich" (Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 268, pp. 1578-1580). Among other data, the researchers obtained the body temperatures of 93 healthy humans, as provided on the WeissStats CD.
a. Use the technology of your choice to identify the overall shape of the distribution of the data set.
b. Interpret your result from part (a).
c. Classify the distribution as symmetric, right skewed, or left skewed.


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