The Basic Practice of Statistics 7th Edition

Published by W. H. Freeman
ISBN 10: 1-46414-253-X
ISBN 13: 978-1-46414-253-6

Chapter 2 - Describing Distributions with Numbers - Check Your Skills - Page 67: 2.21

Answer

b) 7.8

Work Step by Step

$151.6+159.2+163.5+164.1+165.1+171.4+173.2+174.3+174.8+177.6$ Sum of observations: 1674.8 # observations: 10 Mean observation: 1674.8/10 = 167.48 $(151.6-167.48)+(159.2-167.48)+163.5-167.48)+(164.1-167.48)+(165.1-167.48)+(171.4-167.48)+(173.2-167.48)+(174.3-167.48)+(174.8-167.48)+(177.6-167.48)$ $-15.88+(-8.28)+(-3.98)+(-3.38)+(-2.38)+3.92+5.72+6.82+7.32+10.12$ 0 (sum of differences) $((-15.88)^2+(-8.28)^2+(-3.98)^2+(-3.38)^2+(-2.38)^2+3.92^2+5.72^2+6.82^2+7.32^2+10.12^2)/10$ $(252.1744+68.5584+15.8404+11.4244+5.6644+15.3664+32.7184+46.5124+53.5824+102.4144)/10$ $604.256/10$ $60.4256$ (variance) $\sqrt 60.4256 = deviation$ 7.773 = deviation
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