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The following is reported in a journal article examining the weight of men (over 65 age) who consider themselves physically active: mean =180, standard deviation = 1.1.
Why are the mean and the standard deviation reported together?

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Mean is the estimation of the center of mass over the distribution, but it does not account for the characteristic of dispersion or variability. The research is interested in the central tendency of weight of all men....

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