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# The smallest number on a list is changed from 12.9 to ISBN: 9780073401331 38

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Problem 5SE

The smallest number on a list is changed from 12.9 to 1.29.

a. Is it possible to determine by how much the mean changes? If so, by how much does it change?

b. Is it possible to determine by how much the median changes? If so, by how much does it change? What if the list consists of only two numbers?

c. Is it possible to determine by how much the standard deviation changes? If so, by how much does it change?

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Solution 5SE

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We have sample size N = 15 and mean Total number of observations X’s is 15

The smallest number on a list X is changed from 12.9 to 1.29.

We need to find,

a).Is it possible to determine by how much the mean changes? If so, by how much does it change?

b).Is it possible to determine by how much the median changes? If so, by how much does it change? What if the list consists of only two numbers?

c).Is it possible to determine by how much the standard deviation changes? If so, by how much does it change?

Step2 of 3:

a).

Sample mean is calculated by using the formula Where,

x = random variable = mean

N = sample size

New mean is given by

New mean( ) = = = = = 24.226.

Hence, =...

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##### ISBN: 9780073401331

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