My Family's Mean (Short)

  1. What statistical measure of central tendency yields the answer 50 for the dataset: Hint
    {29, 50, 53}  ?

    Terms

    • Mean: The numerical average.
    • Median: 50 th percentile.
    • Midrange: Halfway between minimum and maxium.
    • Mode: Most common value.
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  2.  Please answer question 1 to reveal this question.

    What statistical measure of central tendency yields the answer 44 for the dataset: Hint
    {29, 50, 53}  ?

    Terms

    • Mean: The numerical average.
    • Median: 50 th percentile.
    • Midrange: Halfway between minimum and maxium.
    • Mode: Most common value.
    Feel free to use a calculator!
  3.  Please answer question 2 to reveal this question.

    If the number 80 joined the dataset above to make: {29, 50, 53, 80} , what would increase more – the median or the mean?

     
  4.  Please answer question 3 to reveal this question.

    Which measure better represents a "typical value" in a data set?

     
  5.  Please answer question 4 to reveal this question.

    Outliers affect the mean. To affect the median of this dataset, you would need to add  to  .

  6.  Please answer question 5 to reveal this question.

    Complete this comparison:
    The median of the dataset {4, 13, 16, 29, 29, 32, 50, 53, 80} is  than the mean of 34 .