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Problem 10

Calculate the standard deviation of \(X\) for each probability distribution. (You calculated the expected values in the last exercise set. Round all answers to two decimal places.) $$ \begin{array}{|c|c|c|c|c|} \hline x & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 \\ \hline \boldsymbol{P}(\boldsymbol{X}=\boldsymbol{x}) & .1 & .2 & .5 & .2 \\ \hline \end{array} $$

Expert verified

The standard deviation of the given probability distribution is approximately \(1.14\).

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Chapter 8

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Chapter 8

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Chapter 8

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