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GMat club test M11 doubt [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2009, 09:18
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Which of the following sets has the same standard deviation as set (a,b,c) ?
1. (ab,b^2,bc)
2. (2a, b+a, c+b)
3. (0 , b+a, c+b)
4. (ab,bc,ac)
5. (ab+c, a+ab, ab+b)

Explanation given:
The standard deviation of a set does not change when a constant is added to all the members of the set.
The correct answer is E.


In case of E all the constants are different. Hence teh best option possible is 4 and not
5. Please explain.
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Re: GMat club test M11 doubt [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2009, 15:48
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If you rewrite set 5 as
(a+ab, b+ab, c+ab)

ab is the constant you're adding to a, b, and c.

Hope this clears things up.
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Re: GMat club test M11 doubt [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2009, 02:06
Thanks GMATQuantCoach3, nicely explained, +1 Kudo
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