# Making Deviation Standard

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The value of the standard deviation can be interpreted in the same manner as the mean absolute deviation.

This value, 1.572, is the standard deviation for the number of years the first five presidents served. This is how much the data values deviate from the mean.

## Real-Life Scenarios

> Text version for animation

Look back at the first five presidents. Is Justyce’s statement correct?

President |
Number of Years Served |
---|---|

1. G. Washington | 6.34 |

2. J. Adams |
4 |

3. T. Jefferson |
8 |

4. J. Madison |
8 |

5. J. Monroe |
8 |