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Just as the title suggests, although this is more to do with the formula. I know that for a sample, it implies it's a subset of a population. Why in the formula do you divide by n-1, whereas for calculating standard deviation for a population you divide by the total amount of elements in it?

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# Difference between sample standard deviation and population standard deviation?

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