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Statistics

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We use statistics to describe describe trends in a population. We use it to find out that some percent, percentile, number, or fraction of people or things in a group do something or fit in a certain category.

For example, social scientists used statistics to find out that 49% of people in the world are males.

See also: Normal distribution