# Bias

#### Sum

##### New Member
If bias (B) in terms of σ is 1.5 (i.e B/σ=1.5) find the total error.

How to solve this??

#### hlsmith

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This can't be the full question presented to you. Please post the exact question and any relevant contextual information.

#### Sum

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This can't be the full question presented to you. Please post the exact question and any relevant contextual information.
This is the exact question. No further details given. Thank you

#### Buckeye

##### Active Member
Only thing I can think of that is close: MSE(theta^) =Var(theta^)+(Bias(theta^))^2 But I wouldn't know where to go from here.

#### hlsmith

##### Less is more. Stay pure. Stay poor.
I am not totally convinced that is the exact problem. It reads weird. Also, you have not provided any context. Is it from a linear regression or say a causal inference course? What textbook are you using? What does the problem before and after this one look like?

If bias (B) in terms of σ is 1.5 (i.e B/σ=1.5) find the total error.

sigma = 1.5
?/1.5 = 1.5, so bias equals 1 per algebra. Until more information is provided, that is the best I can do.

#### Sum

##### New Member
I am not totally convinced that is the exact problem. It reads weird. Also, you have not provided any context. Is it from a linear regression or say a causal inference course? What textbook are you using? What does the problem before and after this one look like?

If bias (B) in terms of σ is 1.5 (i.e B/σ=1.5) find the total error.

sigma = 1.5
?/1.5 = 1.5, so bias equals 1 per algebra. Until more information is provided, that is the best I can do.
Thanks for your time.
This was an assignment question given to me. No further context or clues given. Reading literature on the topic for days without finding a clue. Thanks for spending ur valuable time.

#### Sum

##### New Member
Only thing I can think of that is close: MSE(theta^) =Var(theta^)+(Bias(theta^))^2 But I wouldn't know where to go from here.
Thank you. You gave me some direction of thought for the problem.