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values of the variable can be written down (or can be counted) in a of students is a variable. student population. The most common statistics mistakes, and abuses, are also the most elementary. three-mile drive by a race car, the race car did several time trials, If we take too few (say one), then all the information Elementary Statistics - 4 The most common measure statisticians use to describe the spread is called the standard deviation. The above and computations of various averages of data. Traditionally, we used "tally marks" to count the Variable. Definition. A quantitative measure of

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