The sample of eight companies in the aerospace industry, referred to in Exercise 36, was surveyed as to their return on investment last year

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The sample of eight companies in the aerospace industry, referred to in Exercise 36, was surveyed as to their return on investment last year. The results are: 10.6, 12.6, 14.8, 18.2, 12.0, 14.8, 12.2, and 15.6.

. Compute the sample variance.
. Determine the sample standard deviation.

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    2022-01-08T09:36:48+00:00

    Answer:

    Sample Variance = 6.008

    Sample standard deviation = 2.451

    Step-by-step explanation:

    We are given the following in the question:

    10.6, 12.6, 14.8, 18.2, 12.0, 14.8, 12.2, 15.6

    Formula:

    \text{Variance} = \displaystyle\frac{\sum (x_i -\bar{x})^2}{n-1}  

    where x_i are data points, \bar{x} is the mean and n is the number of observations.  

    Mean = \displaystyle\frac{\text{Sum of all observations}}{\text{Total number of observation}}

    Mean =\displaystyle\frac{110.8}{8} = 13.85

    Sum of squares of differences = 42.06

    s^2 = \dfrac{42.06}{7} = 6.008

    Standard Deviation =

    s = \sqrt{s^2} = \sqrt{6.008} = 2.451

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