Just to clarify here 5,286,216,555/6 * 4263.17^3 is all that needs to be solved for however 6.826398755 e 19 is not the correct answer and that's what my ti-83 keeps on giving me.
You may recall the formula for calculating skewed deviation skewness
[OPTIONAL READING]ill get the sum of the deviation^3 and divide through by ns^3. So the sum of the deviations cubed is 5,286,216,555
divide through by NS in this case 6 * 4263.17^3 = 4.648889288 e 11
5,286,216,555/ 4.648889288 e 11 = cubed skewness of 6.826398755 e 19 which is unfortunately the same incorrect answer I arrived at before.
[PROBLEM] Just to clarify here 5,286,216,555/6 * 4263.17^3 is all that needs to be solved for however 6.826398755 e 19 is not the correct answer and that's what my ti-83 keeps on giving me.
Here was my instructors reply
Your ns^3 is incorrect. Make sure you do s^3 first then multiply that by n (6); if in Excel it is easy to screw this up. I worked it through and got a very reasonable answer.
Good luck,
Could some one please tell me what the correct answer is, and what I did wrong so I can correctly solve it? Thanks!
Just to save the wheel being re-invented, the following is an excerpt of an exchange of pm's between myself and the OP:
Is it meant to beOriginally Posted by cmf0106
5,286,216,555 / 6 * 4263.17^3
Everything up to this point is correct so all that needs to be solved is the above, thus some how everytime I am doing it wrong at this step.
6.826398755 e 19 is incorrect that’s what I get when I attempt it
5,286,216,555 / (6 * 4263.17^3)
or
(5,286,216,555 / 6) * 4263.17^3?
Your calculator will treat 5,286,216,555 / 6 * 4263.17^3 as the latter, not the former.
Use brackets when using your calculator.
Either everyting up to that point is NOT correct, or you're making a data entry error with your calculator.meant to be
So im guessing the parenthesis are not needed, im just using a ti-83 and put it in as "5,286,216,555 / 6 * 4263.17^3" .
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Is s = 4263.17? If so, you need the brackets like I said.