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a) The data obtained from a given experiment is a pair of
numbers $a$ and $b$, where $a\geq 0$ and $b\geq 0$. It is known
that $a$ and $b$ have mean $1$; what is the largest value that the
standard deviation can be?
(b) The data obtained from a given experiment is a triple of
numbers $x$, $y$ and $z$, where each is nonnegative. It is known
that the mean of $x$, $y$ and $z$ is $1$; what is the largest value
that the standard deviation can be?
