Coefficient of Variation: Definition & Calculations


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Which statement is the definition of the coefficient of variation?

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1. What is the coefficient of variation of a sample that has a mean of 20 and standard deviation of 2?

2. Which scenario will give you a coefficient of variation of 30%?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How much do you know about the coefficient of variation and how to find it? Test yourself and practice calculating this coefficient by working through the worksheet/quiz combo.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can test your understanding of:

  • A scenario from a given list that will give you a coefficient of variation of 30%
  • Determining the relative size of coefficiente of variation in a sample problem
  • Definition of the coefficient of variation
  • Calculating the coefficient of variation

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on the coefficient of variation
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the relationship between the coefficient of variation and the mean
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about how to calculate the coefficient of variation and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

If you would like to practice using the CV some more, use the lesson called Coefficient of Variation: Definition & Calculations. Other topics you can study include:

  • The meaning of 'variation'
  • How to calculate mean
  • Examples of calculating the coefficient of variation