Chapter 4, Problem 3P

### Essentials of Statistics for the B...

8th Edition
Frederick J Gravetter + 1 other
ISBN: 9781133956570

Chapter
Section

### Essentials of Statistics for the B...

8th Edition
Frederick J Gravetter + 1 other
ISBN: 9781133956570
Textbook Problem

# Is it possible to obtain a negative value for the variance or the standard deviation?

To determine

To check: Whether there it is possible to obtain the negative value for the variance and standard deviation.

Explanation

Justification:

The variance and standard deviation are commonly used techniques for measures of variability and both of these measures are based on the similar idea that each score can be described in terms of its deviation or distance from the mean.

Here, the variance is the mean of squared deviations...

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