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Data Analysis Data Analysis Basics Getting to Know Your Data Is Our Data Normal?

Second and Third standard deviation

Hello. I am working through the video named 'is our data normal?' Im at the stage where i have found the percentage of runners within one standard deviation of the mean. From there you go onto using this to get the second and third standard deviation. At this stage you make the formulae absolute by adding '$' signs? I'm confused as there is no previous discussion about making this absolute or what you're doing. I don't know what is happening here and would like some help if possible please?

Kind Regards

1 Answer

spencer tintorri
spencer tintorri
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Using $ to make cell references "absolute" will prevent the cell references from changing when dragging the formula down to the new cells. Without the $, the cell references would change, and the formula wouldn't work as intended.