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Find the population standard deviation of the dataset
$x = 2$, $3$, $4$, $3$, $8$.
Find the population mean. Hint: The population mean is given by the formula $\mu = \dfrac{\sum x}{n}$.
$\mu = \dfrac{\class{inputBox step1}{~\bbox[border:2px solid blue]{\strut\rlap{\class{inputReplace}{A1}}\hspace{54px}}~}}{\class{inputBox step1}{~\bbox[border:2px solid blue]{\strut\rlap{\class{inputReplace}{A2}}\hspace{54px}}~}} = \class{inputBox step1}{~\bbox[border:2px solid blue]{\strut\rlap{\class{inputReplace}{AR}}\hspace{54px}}~}$ $\mu = \dfrac{20}{5} = 4$
Complete the table.
$x$$x - \mu$$(x - \mu)^2$
$2$$\class{inputBox step2}{~\bbox[border:2px solid blue]{\strut\rlap{\class{inputReplace}{r0c0}}\hspace{54px}}~}$$\class{inputBox step2}{~\bbox[border:2px solid blue]{\strut\rlap{\class{inputReplace}{r0c1}}\hspace{80px}}~}$
$3$$\class{inputBox step2}{~\bbox[border:2px solid blue]{\strut\rlap{\class{inputReplace}{r1c0}}\hspace{54px}}~}$$\class{inputBox step2}{~\bbox[border:2px solid blue]{\strut\rlap{\class{inputReplace}{r1c1}}\hspace{80px}}~}$
$4$$\class{inputBox step2}{~\bbox[border:2px solid blue]{\strut\rlap{\class{inputReplace}{r2c0}}\hspace{54px}}~}$$\class{inputBox step2}{~\bbox[border:2px solid blue]{\strut\rlap{\class{inputReplace}{r2c1}}\hspace{80px}}~}$
$3$$\class{inputBox step2}{~\bbox[border:2px solid blue]{\strut\rlap{\class{inputReplace}{r3c0}}\hspace{54px}}~}$$\class{inputBox step2}{~\bbox[border:2px solid blue]{\strut\rlap{\class{inputReplace}{r3c1}}\hspace{80px}}~}$
$8$$\class{inputBox step2}{~\bbox[border:2px solid blue]{\strut\rlap{\class{inputReplace}{r4c0}}\hspace{54px}}~}$$\class{inputBox step2}{~\bbox[border:2px solid blue]{\strut\rlap{\class{inputReplace}{r4c1}}\hspace{80px}}~}$
$\class{inputBox step2}{~\bbox[border:2px solid blue]{\strut\rlap{\class{inputReplace}{BR}}\hspace{80px}}~}$
$x$$x - \mu$$(x - \mu)^2$
$2$$-2$$4$
$3$$-1$$1$
$4$$0$$0$
$3$$-1$$1$
$8$$4$$16$
$22$
Find the population variance. Hint: The population variance is given by the formula $\sigma^2 = \dfrac{\sum (x - \mu)^2}{n}$.
$\sigma^2 = \dfrac{\class{inputBox step3}{~\bbox[border:2px solid blue]{\strut\rlap{\class{inputReplace}{C1}}\hspace{80px}}~}}{\class{inputBox step3}{~\bbox[border:2px solid blue]{\strut\rlap{\class{inputReplace}{C2}}\hspace{80px}}~}} = \class{inputBox step3}{~\bbox[border:2px solid blue]{\strut\rlap{\class{inputReplace}{CR}}\hspace{100px}}~}$ $\sigma^2 = \dfrac{22}{5} = \dfrac{22}{5}$
Therefore, Hint: The standard deviation is the square root of the variance.
$\sigma = \sqrt{\class{inputBox step4}{~\bbox[border:2px solid blue]{\strut\rlap{\class{inputReplace}{D1}}\hspace{100px}}~}} = \class{inputBox step4}{~\bbox[border:2px solid blue]{\strut\rlap{\class{inputReplace}{DR}}\hspace{100px}}~}$ $\sigma = \sqrt{\dfrac{22}{5}} = 2.0976177$