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The Standard Deviation :: Standard Deviation Calculation Short-Cut Method
This method might be a bit faster to calculate. Calculate the Standard Deviation for the following data using the calculator to the right (round to 1 decimal points). Click on the Check Answer button to see how you did.

Data: 2, 5, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21     Load another set of data

1Add up all the values.
Sum
96
2Square this sum
Sum Squared
9216
3Count the total number of values.
n
7
4Divide Sum Squared by the the total number of values
Avg. Sum Squared
1316.57
5Square each individual value. 
622 4
752 25
8142 196
9162 256
10182 324
11202 400
12212 441
13Add up all these squared values.
Sum of Squares
1646
14Subtract Sum of Squares - Avg. Sum Squared 329.43
15Divide this by the total number of values minus 1.
sample variance
54.91
16Take the square root of the variance.
sample standard deviation
7.41

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