# Category:Variance

This category contains results about variances of random variables.
Definitions specific to this category can be found in Definitions/Variance.

Let $X$ be a discrete random variable.

Then the variance of $X$, written $\var X$, is a measure of how much the values of $X$ varies from the expectation $\expect X$, and is defined as:

$\var X := \expect {\paren {X - \expect X}^2}$

That is: it is the expectation of the squares of the deviations from the expectation.

## Subcategories

This category has the following 11 subcategories, out of 11 total.