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The number of college applications submitted by the 50 seniors at Ivy Prep Boarding School is negatively skewed. The average number of applications completed was 3 with a standard deviation of 1. The administration boasted that Ivy Prep students were so exceptional and confident that 95% of them submitted 4 or fewer college applications.

Is the administration acting ethically when they make this statement?


No, they should have said that 99% of students submitted fewer than 4 college applications.


Yes, they are using the Empirical Rule to make an accurate statement.


Yes, they are using the standard deviation to make an accurate statement.


No, they are applying the Empirical Rule to a skewed distribution in order to make their students look better.

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