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Q: How do you know if a z score is positive or negative?

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no, z score can be negative but a probability is a always positive between 0 and 1.

A negative z-score indicates that the observed value (or statistic) was below the mean. In non-directional tests, a negative z-score is just as likely as a positive one.

Let z be positive so that -z is the negative z score for which you want the probability. Pr(Z < -z) = Pr(Z > z) = 1 - Pr(Z < z).

The sign of the z score is negative if the observation was below the mean and positive if it was greater.

In the same way that you would convert a positive z-score. Only leave a negative sign in front of it.

Assume the z-score is relative to zero score. In simple terms, assume that we have 0 < z < z0, where z0 is the arbitrary value. Then, a negative z-score can be greater than a positive z-score (yes). How? Determine the probability of P(-2 < z < 0) and P(0 < z < 1). Then, by checking the z-value table, you should get: P(-2 < z < 0) ≈ 0.47725 P(0 < z < 1) ≈ 0.341345

Positive Z: zealous, zestful. Negative Z: ??? Positive K: Kind, keen Negative K: kooky(?)

A negative z score is a value that is less than the mean value.

No.

well why can't pigs fly? same thing!

Yes.z = (raw score - mean)/standard error.Since the standard error is positive, z < 0 => (raw score - mean) < 0 => raw score < mean.

z-score of a value=(that value minus the mean)/(standard deviation). So if a value has a negative z-score, then it is below the mean.

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