I understand how to do the math to determine the variation and standard deviation, but I don't understand why. Can someone explain the process to me intuitively? I want to understand why you take the steps that you do, not just the formulas. Thanks.

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- Mar 6th 2012, 07:40 PMCharlie23Variance and Standard deviation- explain please
I understand how to do the math to determine the variation and standard deviation, but I don't understand why. Can someone explain the process to me intuitively? I want to understand why you take the steps that you do, not just the formulas. Thanks.

- Mar 6th 2012, 08:14 PMpickslidesRe: Variance and Standard deviation- explain please