Skewness

Skewness is the degree of asymmetry or departure from the symmetry of the distribution of a real-valued random variable. If the frequency curve of distribution has a longer tail to the right of the central maximum than to the left, the distribution is said to be skewed to the right or to have positively skewed. In a positively skewed distribution, the mean is greater than the median, and the median is greater than the mode i.e. Mean > Median > Mode. If the frequency curve has a longer tail to the left of the central maximum than to the right, the distribution is said to be skewed to the left or to have negatively skewed. In a negatively skewed distribution, the mode is greater than median and median is greater than mean i.e. Mode > Median > Mean.

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