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The first states the position of the mid-point of the curve; this is the average

measurement, otherwise known as the

the measurements are scattered around the

possible ...

The first states the position of the mid-point of the curve; this is the average

measurement, otherwise known as the

**mean**. The second describes how widelythe measurements are scattered around the

**mean**. There are a number ofpossible ...

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For instance, if we measured the milk yield of a herd of cows, we might find that

its

squared deviation, might be 22,500 square gallons – and it is not very easy to

gather ...

For instance, if we measured the milk yield of a herd of cows, we might find that

its

**mean**was 9oo gallons. The variability, expressed as variance, or**mean**squared deviation, might be 22,500 square gallons – and it is not very easy to

gather ...

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At the time of writing, attempts are just being started to try to unravel the

complexities of the situation and to understand its behaviour by

computer simulations. The first tentative step in this direction was sponsored by

an international ...

At the time of writing, attempts are just being started to try to unravel the

complexities of the situation and to understand its behaviour by

**means**ofcomputer simulations. The first tentative step in this direction was sponsored by

an international ...

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