posted by Jackay 70 on .
Consider a random sample with sample mean x. If the sample size increased from n = 40 to n = 360, then the standard deviation of x will:
a. remain the same
b. increase by a factor of 9 (will be multiplied by 9)
c. decrease by a factor of 9 (will be multiplied by 1/9)
d. decrease by a factor of 3 (will be multiplied by 1/3)
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Assuming that you are referring to the standard deviation and not the standard error of the mean, the standard deviation will remain essentially the same.