## Applied Mathematics## Statistics |

## What are skewness and symmetry? |

Skewness is when there is asymmetry in the distribution of the sample data values. In this case, the values on one side of the distribution seem to be further from the “middle” range than values on the other side. Symmetry essentially means balance: when the data values are distributed in the same way above and below (or on both sides of) the middle of the sample.