Posted by **ann** on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 3:50pm.

If the average number of textbooks is 16, the standard deviation is 5, and the average age of a professors is 43, with a standard deviation of 8, which data set is more variable?

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**bobpursley**, Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 3:56pm
Textbooks. I will happily critique your reasons why.

FOr your thinking, add one more example: number cows in a pasture, mean 3, standard deviation 3

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