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## Homework Statement

There are 15 numbers on a list, and the mean is 25. The smallest number on the list is changed from 12.9 to 1.29.

a. Is it possible to determine by how much the mean changes? If so, by how much does it change?

b. Is it possible to determine the value of the mean after the change? If so, what is the value?

c. Is it possible to determine by how much the median changes? If so, by how much does it change?

d. Is it possible to determine by how much the standard deviation changes? If so, by how much does it change?

I have problem with part d , i don't have the ans .

## Homework Equations

## The Attempt at a Solution

So , we need to compute the new ∑x and ∑(x^2 ) , the new

**∑x = old**

**∑x + 1.29 -12.9**the new

**∑(x^2 ) = old**

**∑(x^2 ) - (12.9^2) + (1.29^2) ...**However , the old https://www.physicsforums.com/file:///C:/Users/User/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image002.pnghttps://www.physicsforums.com/file:///C:/Users/User/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image004.png

**∑x and ∑(x^2 )**are not provided , so we can't calculate the changes

Correct me if i am wrong

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