# A mountain climber

A mountain climber plans to buy some rope to use as lifeline. Which of the following would be the better choice? Explain your choice.
Rope A: Mean breaking strength:500lb; standard deviation of 100lb
Rope B: Mean breaking strength: 500lb; standard deviation of 10lb

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x = (Correct answer is: B)

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which would you expect to be larger, the standard deviation of 5 random numbers picked from 1 to 47 in the california super lotto, or the standard deviation of 5 random numbers picked from 1 to 69 in the multi state powerball lottery?

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