# computing variance

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• December 1st 2012, 11:01 AM
kingsolomonsgrave
computing variance
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in the last line of the above, why is the last expression not 2ab sigma xy? why is it just ab when the line above says 2abCov(X,Y)
• December 1st 2012, 11:43 AM
Scopur
Re: computing variance
$\sigma_{XY} = Cov(X,Y)$ Its just notation. For example $\sigma_x = Cov(x,x) = \sigma_{XX}$
Sorry i miss read you question. It looks like they have a typo.