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# One year Alex had the lowest ERA (earned-run average, mean

Last updated: 8/16/2022

One year Alex had the lowest ERA (earned-run average, mean number of runs yielded per nine innings pitched) of any male pitcher at his school, with an ERA of 3.29. Also, Sally had the lowest ERA of any female pitcher at the school with an ERA of 2.68. For the males, the mean ERA was 4.047 and the standard deviation was 0.993. For the females, the mean ERA was 4.397 and the standard deviation was 0.626. Find their respective z-scores. Which player had the better year relative to their peers, Alex or Sally? (Note: In general, the lower the ERA, the better the pitcher.)