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Data Analysis Spreadsheet Basics Getting Started With Spreadsheets Review Spreadsheet Calculations

livia salgado
livia salgado
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i really don't understand how to answer this question

i need to look at the different groups of data and find which reflects the median better but i guess wrong twice, i review the video and still do not understand what they want me to see here, thanks!

1 Answer

The question is asking to select the group of numbers with the most obvious outlier that skews the average making the median a better choice to represent the numbers. Of the following:

1) 37, 38, 50, 55, 70

here the average and median are the same so this one can be eliminated

2) 0,50,55,60,10000

here the average is 2000 and the median is 55. The average is heavily skewed by including the value 10000

3) 0, 0, 0, 47, 50

here I would say not enough data but no obvious skew

So in the above more than the others the answer would be group 2