chapter  6
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Measures of Dispersion

The greater the range, the more variable is the set. In the case of the two stands in Table 6.1, the range of A is 24 – 10 = 14 in., while that of B is 17 – 13 = 4 in. These values indicate that A is more variable than B, which agrees with our previous assessment, which was based on the frequency distributions.