Calculating the Standard Deviation


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Find the standard deviation for the following data set:

16, 20, 14, 24, 16, 19, 30, and 8

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Find the variance for the following data set:

16, 20, 14, 24, 16, 19, 30, and 8


Find the range for one standard deviation in the following data set:

16, 20, 14, 24, 16, 19, 30, and 8

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Standard deviation may seem confusing, but this quiz and worksheet will help you sort out just how to solve these types of problems. To pass this quiz you should be familiar with variance and the range of standard deviation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With these assessments you'll have to solve problems related to:

  • Finding the standard deviation
  • Calculating the variance
  • Determining the range for one standard deviation

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use the knowledge you have gained to solve practice problems pertaining to standard deviation
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson
  • Information recall- access the steps you've learned for calculating standard deviation

Additional Learning

Check out the lesson, Calculating the Standard Deviation, to learn more about the following objectives:

  • Describe the idea behind variance
  • Identify the essential characteristics of standard deviation
  • Know how the normal distribution of data is represented
  • Learn the average of each distance from the mean squared