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View Poll Results: 2019 Merit Raise
x <0% 3 1.55%
x = 0% 7 3.63%
0% < x <= 1% 3 1.55%
1% < x <= 2% 30 15.54%
2% < x <= 3% 60 31.09%
3% < x <= 4% 47 24.35%
4% < x <= 5% 21 10.88%
5% < x 22 11.40%
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Old 05-07-2019, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Klaymen View Post
In essence the Central Limit Theorem says the sum (or equivalently, the mean) of independent observations from a distribution tends be normally distributed, regardless of the underlying distribution the numbers came from.

We aren't adding up a bunch of raises, so I don't think the CLT comes into play here. It's just a distribution that is symmetric and possibly looks like something normal.
Not to mention I'd say the large of large numbers is the reason our job exists far more than the CLT
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