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# Silly Series 1

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10/25/2012

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This is me being silly
Deriving standard deviation in a simpler way lol!!
Victor MiclovichJanuary 6, 2010
I am told that to ﬁnd the mean you just gotta look at this... honestly!Just this...¯
=Σ
xn
Well, that’s a bummer.... what the hell does
x
stand for?
x
’s are just vari-ables... random variables that represent some numbers. The numbers couldbe ages of students in a class, temperature readings in a
chem
experiment,and other stuﬀ... you get the picture; it could even be the number of girlsyou’ve hooked up with! lol!Oh! By the way, the
n
is just the number of variables... the number of students, the number of hookups, the number of coc sachets, etc.The mean is also known as an average. The average is a way of gettinga sense of numbers. The central tendency of those numbers. F**k this!There’s other stuﬀ you could get hooked up to like the
standard deviation
and
variance
. All this helps us! Damn math and its pranks.You can ﬁnd the
standard deviation
using this formula:
standard deviation
=Σ(
x
µ
)
2
n
The derivation of the simpler formula is just by expanding the quadratic in1