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### Why does variance divide by $n-1$? [duplicate]

The variance is: $$\dfrac{\sum_{i=1}^{n}(x_i-\bar x)^2}{n-1}$$ I read that $n-1$ is used instead of just $n$ when we are measuring the variance of a sample taken from a bigger population. I don't ...
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### Why is variance squared?

The mean absolute deviation is: $$\dfrac{\sum_{i=1}^{n}|x_i-\bar x|}{n}$$ The variance is: $$\dfrac{\sum_{i=1}^{n}(x_i-\bar x)^2}{n-1}$$ So the mean deviation and the variance are ...
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### question about Mean absolute deviation formula

$$\frac{\sum_{i=1}^{n}(x_i-\bar x)}{n}$$ This method will not work for calculating the mean deviation. Instead we have: $$\frac{\sum_{i=1}^{n}|x_i-\bar x|}{n}.$$ I'm not quite understanding why ...
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### Stuck…please help to understand how formula works in order to Find the standard deviation in normal distributions

A young investment manager tells his client that the probability of making a positive return with his suggested portfolio is 81%. What is the risk (standard deviation) that this investment manager has ...
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A young investment manager tells his client that the probability of making a positive return with his suggested portfolio is 81%. What is the risk (standard deviation) that this investment manager has ...
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Suppose that over a certain period prices of stocks in the S&P 500 can be approximately modeled using the normal distribution with $\mu = \$40.35$and a standard deviation of$\$8.97$. The data ...