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The Normal probability distribution is defined by two parameters: its mean and standard deviation (sd) and, between them, these two can define infinitely many different Normal distributions. The Normal distribution is very common but there is no simple way to use it to calculate probabilities.

However, the probabilities for the Standard Normal distribution (mean = 0, sd = 1) have been calculated numerically and are tabulated for quick reference.

The z-score is a linear transformation of a Normal variable and it allows any Normal distribution to be converted to the Standard Normal. Finding the relevant probabilities is then a simple task.

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