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I Cant get the Correct Answers!

I am trying to calculate standard deviations with this calculator -which means I need it to display an exact answer. I keep getting 1.007 when the answer should be 1.0068. I have tried changing the mode settings around and still I can't get it to come up with the right answers. I need to complete my lab experiment yesterday, can anyone help me??!!

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Re: I Cant get the Correct Answers!

If you're sure the answer isn't really 1.007, check to see if the calculator is in fixed mode. You can change it to scientific notation(that'll give you lots of digits past the decimal place, or I prefer engineering, which is scientific except all powers of ten are in multiples of three).

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Fill list1 with your data.
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From the command line using the list syntax calculate abs(list1-xbar) and store results in list2, overwiting the zeros.
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A simple request from you. Can you please not use MINUS as a verb? By doing so you are propagating incorrect usage. There is a short and correct way to express the operation: to add.

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Example: Enter the following x variables, and determine the sample and population standard deviations.
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  • Press [DATA] and begin to enter the data as indicated into the L1, L2 or L3 lists. To input a data point, type the value and press [ENTER]. Press the down arrow key to move on to the next data point.
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  • For the "DATA" option, choose the listname the data is stored in (L1, L2 or L3). For the "FRQ" option, choose "ONE" since this data does not include a frequency list.
  • Arrow down to "CALC" and press [ENTER].

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How do I use the standard deviation function?

  1. Calculator must be in SD mode (standard deviation mode) :Press [MODE] [.]
  2. However, if [FIX] or [SCI] appears on display you must press [MODE][9] first.
  3. Data input always starts with [SHIFT][SAC], to clear the registers of old data.
  4. Type a number and press the [DATA] key, it is the [M+] key at the bottom right of keypad.
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Press [SHIFT] [6] (n) for the number of data entries
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I am happy that you found my solution helpful and even flattered that you copied it in this thread. By doing this, you gave me the opportunity to discover an error in my post. In fact, the calculator does provide a column for the frequency. If you enter nothing in the frequency column, all data items will have their frequency set to 1, by default.

Back to the current subject: How to get the variance (the square of the standard deviation).
When you finish entering your data:
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As my motto says, I am always happy to help, but happier still when people show true appreciation.

Hope it helps.

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