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Find the population standard deviation of the dataset
$x = 59$, $61$, $61$, $49$, $51$, $55$, $62$, $46$, $53$, $54$.
Find the population mean. Hint: The population mean is given by the formula $\mu = \dfrac{\sum x}{n}$.
$\mu = \dfrac{\class{inputBox step1}{~\bbox[border:2px solid blue]{\strut\rlap{\class{inputReplace}{A1}}\hspace{54px}}~}}{\class{inputBox step1}{~\bbox[border:2px solid blue]{\strut\rlap{\class{inputReplace}{A2}}\hspace{54px}}~}} = \class{inputBox step1}{~\bbox[border:2px solid blue]{\strut\rlap{\class{inputReplace}{AR}}\hspace{54px}}~}$ $\mu = \dfrac{551}{10} = \dfrac{551}{10}$
Complete the table.
$x$$x - \mu$$(x - \mu)^2$
$59$$\class{inputBox step2}{~\bbox[border:2px solid blue]{\strut\rlap{\class{inputReplace}{r0c0}}\hspace{54px}}~}$$\class{inputBox step2}{~\bbox[border:2px solid blue]{\strut\rlap{\class{inputReplace}{r0c1}}\hspace{80px}}~}$
$61$$\class{inputBox step2}{~\bbox[border:2px solid blue]{\strut\rlap{\class{inputReplace}{r1c0}}\hspace{54px}}~}$$\class{inputBox step2}{~\bbox[border:2px solid blue]{\strut\rlap{\class{inputReplace}{r1c1}}\hspace{80px}}~}$
$61$$\class{inputBox step2}{~\bbox[border:2px solid blue]{\strut\rlap{\class{inputReplace}{r2c0}}\hspace{54px}}~}$$\class{inputBox step2}{~\bbox[border:2px solid blue]{\strut\rlap{\class{inputReplace}{r2c1}}\hspace{80px}}~}$
$49$$\class{inputBox step2}{~\bbox[border:2px solid blue]{\strut\rlap{\class{inputReplace}{r3c0}}\hspace{54px}}~}$$\class{inputBox step2}{~\bbox[border:2px solid blue]{\strut\rlap{\class{inputReplace}{r3c1}}\hspace{80px}}~}$
$51$$\class{inputBox step2}{~\bbox[border:2px solid blue]{\strut\rlap{\class{inputReplace}{r4c0}}\hspace{54px}}~}$$\class{inputBox step2}{~\bbox[border:2px solid blue]{\strut\rlap{\class{inputReplace}{r4c1}}\hspace{80px}}~}$
$55$$\class{inputBox step2}{~\bbox[border:2px solid blue]{\strut\rlap{\class{inputReplace}{r5c0}}\hspace{54px}}~}$$\class{inputBox step2}{~\bbox[border:2px solid blue]{\strut\rlap{\class{inputReplace}{r5c1}}\hspace{80px}}~}$
$62$$\class{inputBox step2}{~\bbox[border:2px solid blue]{\strut\rlap{\class{inputReplace}{r6c0}}\hspace{54px}}~}$$\class{inputBox step2}{~\bbox[border:2px solid blue]{\strut\rlap{\class{inputReplace}{r6c1}}\hspace{80px}}~}$
$46$$\class{inputBox step2}{~\bbox[border:2px solid blue]{\strut\rlap{\class{inputReplace}{r7c0}}\hspace{54px}}~}$$\class{inputBox step2}{~\bbox[border:2px solid blue]{\strut\rlap{\class{inputReplace}{r7c1}}\hspace{80px}}~}$
$53$$\class{inputBox step2}{~\bbox[border:2px solid blue]{\strut\rlap{\class{inputReplace}{r8c0}}\hspace{54px}}~}$$\class{inputBox step2}{~\bbox[border:2px solid blue]{\strut\rlap{\class{inputReplace}{r8c1}}\hspace{80px}}~}$
$54$$\class{inputBox step2}{~\bbox[border:2px solid blue]{\strut\rlap{\class{inputReplace}{r9c0}}\hspace{54px}}~}$$\class{inputBox step2}{~\bbox[border:2px solid blue]{\strut\rlap{\class{inputReplace}{r9c1}}\hspace{80px}}~}$
$\class{inputBox step2}{~\bbox[border:2px solid blue]{\strut\rlap{\class{inputReplace}{BR}}\hspace{80px}}~}$
$x$$x - \mu$$(x - \mu)^2$
$59$$\dfrac{39}{10}$$\dfrac{1521}{100}$
$61$$\dfrac{59}{10}$$\dfrac{3481}{100}$
$61$$\dfrac{59}{10}$$\dfrac{3481}{100}$
$49$$-\dfrac{61}{10}$$\dfrac{3721}{100}$
$51$$-\dfrac{41}{10}$$\dfrac{1681}{100}$
$55$$-\dfrac{1}{10}$$\dfrac{1}{100}$
$62$$\dfrac{69}{10}$$\dfrac{4761}{100}$
$46$$-\dfrac{91}{10}$$\dfrac{8281}{100}$
$53$$-\dfrac{21}{10}$$\dfrac{441}{100}$
$54$$-\dfrac{11}{10}$$\dfrac{121}{100}$
$\dfrac{2749}{10}$
Find the population variance. Hint: The population variance is given by the formula $\sigma^2 = \dfrac{\sum (x - \mu)^2}{n}$.
$\sigma^2 = \dfrac{\class{inputBox step3}{~\bbox[border:2px solid blue]{\strut\rlap{\class{inputReplace}{C1}}\hspace{80px}}~}}{\class{inputBox step3}{~\bbox[border:2px solid blue]{\strut\rlap{\class{inputReplace}{C2}}\hspace{80px}}~}} = \class{inputBox step3}{~\bbox[border:2px solid blue]{\strut\rlap{\class{inputReplace}{CR}}\hspace{100px}}~}$ $\sigma^2 = \dfrac{\dfrac{2749}{10}}{10} = \dfrac{2749}{100}$
Therefore, Hint: The standard deviation is the square root of the variance.
$\sigma = \sqrt{\class{inputBox step4}{~\bbox[border:2px solid blue]{\strut\rlap{\class{inputReplace}{D1}}\hspace{100px}}~}} = \class{inputBox step4}{~\bbox[border:2px solid blue]{\strut\rlap{\class{inputReplace}{DR}}\hspace{100px}}~}$ $\sigma = \sqrt{\dfrac{2749}{100}} = 5.24309069$