A measure of dispersion is a good supplement to the central value in understanding a frequency distribution. Comment.
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The study of the averages is only one sided distribution story. In order to understand the frequency distribution fully, it is essential to study the variability of the observations. The average measures center of the data whereas the quantum of the variation is measured by the measures of dispersion like range, quartile deviation, mean deviation and Standard Deviation. For example, if a country has very high income group people and very low income group people, then we can say that the country has large income disparity.
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Which measure of dispersion is the best and how?
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Standard Deviation is the best measure of dispersion as it satisfies the most essentials of the good measure of dispersion. The following points make Standard Deviation the best measure of dispersion:
1. Most of the statistical theory is based on Standard Deviation. It helps to make comparison between variability of two or more sets of data. Also, Standard Deviation helps in testing the significance of random samples and in regression and correlation analysis.
2. It is based on the values of all the observations. In other words, Standard Deviation makes use of every item in a particular distribution.
3. Standard Deviation has a precise value and is a welldefined and definite measure of dispersion. That is, it is rigidly defined.
4. It is independent of the origin.
5. It is widely used measure of dispersion as all data distribution is nearer to the normal distribution.
6. It enables algebraic treatment. It has correct mathematical processes in comparison to range, quartile deviation and mean deviation.
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Some measures of dispersion depend upon the spread of values whereas some are estimated on the basis of the variation of values from a central value. Do you agree?
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In a town, 25% of the persons earned more than Rs 45,000 whereas 75% earned more than 18,000. Calculate the absolute and relative values of dispersion.
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The yield of wheat and rice per acre for 10 districts of a state is as under:
District 
1 
2 
3 
4 
5 
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In the previous question, calculate the relative measures of variation and indicate the value which, in your opinion, is more reliable.
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A batsman is to be selected for a cricket team. The choice is between X and Y on the basis of their scores in five previous tests which are:
X 
25 
85 
40 
80 
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To check the quality of two brands of light bulbs, their life in burning hours was estimated as under for 100 bulbs of each brand.
Life 

No. of bulbs 

(in hrs) 
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Average daily wage of 50 workers of a factory was Rs 200 with a Standard Deviation of Rs 40. Each worker is given a raise of Rs 20. What is the new average daily wage and Standard Deviation? Have the wages become more or less uniform?
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If in the previous question, each worker is given a hike of 10% in wages, how are the Mean and Standard Deviation values affected?
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Calculate the Mean Deviation using mean and Standard Deviation for the following distribution.
Classes 
Frequencies 
20  40 
3 
40  80 
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The sum of 10 values is 100 and the sum of their squares is 1090. Find out the Coefficient of Variation.
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