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**Empirical Rule**, sometimes called the 68-95-99.7 rule, states that for a given dataset with a normal distribution:**68%**of data values fall within one standard deviation of the mean.

**95%**of data values fall within two standard deviations of the mean.

**99.7%**of data values fall within three standard deviations of the mean.

To apply the empirical rule to a given dataset, simply enter the mean and standard deviation of the dataset in the boxes below, then click the “Calculate” button.