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**quetadave** I am sorry that I am asking this question as I'm sure that this is very simple for people on this site but I'm a Masters student who has not taken Linear equations before and have questions and am having a hard time with a problem, here it is:

A study was conducted involving 20 young children. the mean age of the children was 4.0 years, and the standard deviation was 1.2 years. A colleague recommends that age be reported in months rather than years. What is the standard deviation when the childrens age is expressed in months rather than years?