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if this student's IQ is reported as a z score , what would the z-score be?

a very bright student is described as having an IQ that is three standard deviations above the mean. if this student's IQ is reported as a z score , what would the z-score be?
 
 
1 z=U+3
2 WRONG ANSWER Z= U+3 standard deviation
3 Z=3
4 cannot be determined from the information given 
 
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2 Answers

When referring to a z-score, the problem is assuming that you converted it to a Normal(0,1) distribution where 0 is the mean, 1 is the standard deviation.  
 
3 standard deviations above the mean would be 0 +3 = 3
 
 
J.T.

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This is the correct answer. That is how z scores are reported: as a + or -.