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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Three new (related) pages:

Random Variables - Mean, Variance and Standard Deviation

How are they? Any mistooks?

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

Okay! Very good.

Nice example, not only informative but mouth watering also.

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi MathsIsFun,

All good.

You might consider a link from Variance on the third page to your Standard Deviation and Variance page.

Bob

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Thanks guys!

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**gAr****Member**- Registered: 2011-01-09
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Hi MathsIsFun,

They're good!

You may consider adding a few lines about central moments, and tell that variance is one of those.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Good idea gAr

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