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If Set A is made up of all 2-digit primes that are one less than a pow

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If Set A is made up of all 2-digit primes that are one less than a power of 2, what is the standard deviation of set A?

A. 0
B. 15.1
C. 17
D. 20
E. 23.7





31 is the ONLY 2-digit primes that is one less than a power of 2.

Therefore set A contains only the number 31. Therefore the standard deviation is zero (0).

Hence option A is the answer.
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Set A ={31,63}

Mean= 47
If we go with proper definition and calculation

SD={-16,+16}
={0/2}
=0

Option A
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Set A ={31,63}

Mean= 47
If we go with proper definition and calculation

SD={-16,+16}
={0/2}
=0

Option A
? :roll:



Hello onlynk1

The question says : If Set A is made up of all 2-digit primes that are one less than a power of 2, what is the standard deviation of set A?

63 is NOT a prime. . Thanks.
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Bunuel wrote:
If Set A is made up of all 2-digit primes that are one less than a power of 2, what is the standard deviation of set A?

A. 0
B. 15.1
C. 17
D. 20
E. 23.7


The only 2-digit powers of 2 are:

16, 32, 64

If we subtract one from each of these numbers, we have:

15, 31, 63

Since the only prime number is 31, set A = {31}. Lastly, since there is only 1 number in the set, the standard deviation is zero.

Answer: A
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