Example Question:
2. Using the definitional formulas, find the mean, standard deviation, and variance of the population from which the following sample of data was randomly drawn. The data represents the dementor scores of the patients in dementor units. Please show all work and round to four decimal places.
-118 | -399.3190 | 96.4843 | 399.1058 |
Example Answer:
| Score | Score - Mean = Deviation | Deviation Squared |
| -117.9998 | -117.9998 - -5.4323 = -112.5675 | 12671.4421 |
| -399.3194 | -399.3194 - -5.4323 = -393.8871 | 155147.0475 |
| 96.4843 | 96.4843 - -5.4323 = 101.9166 | 10386.9934 |
| 399.1058 | 399.1058 - -5.4323 = 404.5381 | 163651.0744 |
Sum = | -21.7291 | 0.0001 | 341856.5574 |
Mean = -21.7291/4 = -5.4323
Sample Variance = 341,856.5574/3 = 113,952.1858
Sample Standard Deviation = 337.5680
Example Explanation: