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# how do you figure out the mode,median,mean and range

Fri 19 Sep, 2008 09:47 am
im trying to do my science homework and do not understand it
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JPB

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Fri 19 Sep, 2008 09:51 am
@gobucks45503,
The mode is the most prevalent result -- which one occurs most often.

The median is the middle of the "ordered" result. Sort the outcomes from highest to lowest. The median is the one halfway down the list.

The average is determined by adding up all of the outcomes and dividing the sum by the number of outcomes.
Robert Gentel

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Fri 19 Sep, 2008 09:55 am
@gobucks45503,
mode = the most common value. So if your data is (1,1,1,2,3,4,5) the mode is 1.
median = the middle point of the values so the median of the above set would be 2.
mean = the sum of all the values divided by the number of values there were, so it'd be 2.429 for that dataset
range = the difference between the highest and lowest value, subtract the lowest from the highest and you have it. For example the range of that dataset is 4.
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Doubt doubt

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Wed 13 Apr, 2011 08:44 am
@JPB,
youtube. all you need to know in 10 minutes. this is 5th grade stuff.
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