What happens to the dataset when the standard deviation is small or large?


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Question

In the context of this exercise, what happens to the dataset when the standard deviation is small or large?

Answer

When the standard deviation is small, the values will be less spread out and be closer to the mean. This will cause the overall shape of this dataset to appear less chaotic and more leveled.

When the standard deviation is large, the values will be more spread out from the mean. The shape of the dataset will appear to be more uneven and chaotic as the standard deviation increases.