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Observations: The sum of the frequencies = N = 15

f.X = 825
f.D2 = 2200
i)

Arithmetic Mean = X =

X
N

825
=
= 55
15

Arithmetic Mean = 55

ii)

S.D = =

f .D 2
N

2200
= 12.11
15 = 146.67

S.D = 12.11

The standard deviation of the distribution of wages (in Rs) is 12.11

iii)

S.D
x 100
A.M

C.V =

12.11
=
x 100
55

1211
=
= 22.02
55

C.V = 22.02

Exercise : 3
1) Calculate the Standard Deviation from the following set of 10 observations.
8, 9, 15, 23, 5, 11, 19, 8, 10 and 12
2) The scores of a batsman in 8 innings are given as 48, 40, 36, 35, 46, 42, 36
and 37
Find

(i) Average score (ii) Variance and (iii) Standard Deviation of scores.

X

15

25

35

45

15

16

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Marks (X)

10

20

30

40

50

60

12

20

10

Find the Variance and Standard Deviation of the marks.

5) Calculate (i) Arithmetic Mean and (ii) Standard Deviation for the following frequency
distribution.
Class
Interval

Frequency

20-25

25-30

30-35

15

35-40

12

40-45

45-50

50

6) The daily wages of 40 workers of a factory are given in the following table.
Wages in Rs.

30-34

34-38

38-42

42-46

46-50

50-54

11

No. of workers

Calculate (i) Mean (ii) Variance and (iii) Standard Deviation of wages and also
interpret the findings.
7) Batsman A gets an average of 64 runs per innings with standard deviation of 18
runs, while batsman B gets an average score of 43 runs with standard deviation
of 9 runs in an equal number of innings. Discuss the efficiency and consistency of
both the batsmen.
8) In two factories A and B, located in the same industrial area, the average weekly
wages in rupees and the Standard Deviations are as follows :
Factory

Average of
wages in Rs.

S.D. of
wages in Rs.

34.5

6.21

28.5

4.56

Determine which factory has greater variability in individual wages?

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9) The Mean and Standard Deviation of the heights and weights of 20 persons are
given below :
Characteristic

175

3.5

70

2.1

In which characteristic are they more variable?

10) Calculate (i) Arithmetic Mean (ii) Standard Deviation and (iii) Co-efficient of variation
for the following frequency distribution.
Class Interval

Frequency

30-35
35-40
40-45
45-50
50-55

5
10
16
15
4

Total

50

11) The runs scored by two batsmen A and B in six innings are given as follows :
Batsman A 48

50

54

46

48

54

Batsman B

44

43

46

45

46

46

(ii) Who is a consistent player?

12) Marks obtained in a test by X standard students of two sections A and B are
given below :
Marks

No. of students
in
Section A

25-30
30-35
35-40
40-45
45-50

5
10
25
8
2

No. of students
in
Section B
5
12
20
8
5

Determine : (i) Which sections performance is better? and (ii) Which sections performance
is more variable?
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