ch3measuresofvariability

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Unformatted text preview: µ ____|________|_______|___|_______|__________|____ ____|________|_______|___|_______|__________|____ 6.7 9.2 12.4 12.8 15.2 20.5 6.7 The deviations are as follows: The µ ____|________|_______|___|_______|__________| ____ 6.7 9.2 12.4 12.8 15.2 20.5 6.7 x 6.7 9.2 12.4 15.2 20.5 total d i = ( xi − µ ) = ( xi − 12.8) -6.1 -3.6 -0.4 +2.4 +7.7 N d ∑ i= 1 i = 0 Note: The sum of the deviations is ALWAYS zero. These deviations may be large, may be small, may be positive, may be negative. We are naturally interested in the “average.” However, Average deviation = N Average ∑d i =1 N i = 2.4 − 3.6 − 6.1 − 0.4 + 7.7 0 = =0 5 5 The source of troubl...
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