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Dropping Scores

by Stephen R. Shalom (William Paterson College)

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
June, 1995

Subject classification(s): Statistics and Probability | Probability | Elementary Probability
Applicable Course(s): 6.0 Elementary Statistics | 6.1 Probability & Statistics | 7.2 Probability

Dropping the smallest or largest in a finite set of numbers does not necessarily lower the variance.

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Probability | Discrete Distributions, General
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