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Problem 19 Easy Difficulty

The Millersburg school board is negotiating a pay raise with the teacher's union. Three of the administrators have salaries of $\$ 90,000$ each. However, a majority of the teachers have salaries of about $\$ 45,000$ per year.
You are a member of the school board and would like to show that the current salaries are reasonable. Would you quote the mean, median, or mode as the “average” salary to justify your claim? Explain.

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$90,000 salary. But then the majority of Teacherssalaries was this 45,000. So if you think about, there's definitely way more teachers and there are admin. So if you add Apple of their salaries and then you divide by the number of employees, both teacher and and been, that's what's gonna get you. Your mean, your median would be whatever is in the middle, and then the modes, whatever happens the most. So if I was a board member, which one of these three measures would I use to be talking about salaries and which toe building? To try and entice someone to come or to be, uh, working at this place? Or to be able to say, Well, these people are making a niece amount of money and the answer would be the meat, because, I mean, if I add up all of those numbers, all those salaries at that one would be the highest of the three. As as a board member, you want to have the highest salary number you can train to promote, potentially getting someone to hire to be hired

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