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For a population that has a standard deviation of 10, what is the standard deviation of the distribution of means for samples of size 2?


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  1. The variance of the population is 100.

    variance sample= populationvariance/n*

    = 100/2=50
    sample standard deviation: sqrt 50 or 7.07

    This is widely used, however it is very "flaky" data. A better estimate is to put n-1 in the denominator, but anyone sampling with a sample of size two, is not anticipating very useful information anyway.

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