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# A score set has a mean of 53 and a standard deviation of 5.6 If each score was multiplied by 0.9 and then had 7 added state the new standard deviation?

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2011-09-26 13:10:06

Standard deviation is the spread of the data. If each score has 7 added, this would not affect the spread of the data - it would be just as evenly spaced or clumped up, but 7 greater. The only thing that would affect the spread is multiplying every data point by 0.9. This makes distances between the data points 0.9 times as big, and thus makes the standard deviation 0.9 times as big. The standard deviation was 5.6, and so now is 5.6x0.9 = 5.04

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2011-09-26 13:10:06
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