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Problem 10 Easy Difficulty

Find the mean, median, and mode of each data set. Tell which measure of central tendency best describes the data.
$$
\text { ages of students on math team: } 14 \text { 14 } 15 \text { 15 } 16 \text { 15 } 15 \text { 16 }
$$

Answer

The best measure of central tendency for the data is the mode because you want to know the age group for the majority of the people.

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this question asked us to find the main median and mode of each data set. We know the mean is the sum of all the numbers. Add it up and then divided by the number of numbers. There's eight numbers there for our meanest 15 for Part B. We know we're looking for the median, which is the number in the middle. You know the number in the middle is 15 because we know them. We would have an equal number of numbers on the above and below. There's actually two numbers in the middle, but they're both 15 and then we know we're looking for the mode, which is the number that occurs the most often 15 occurs multiple times. Therefore, it is the mode. Now we know the best measure. Central tendency would be the load because we're looking for the age group for the majority of the