Lesson: Best Measure of Central Tendency
In this lesson, we will learn how to choose and evaluate the appropriate measure of the central tendency of a given data.
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Worksheet: 6 Questions • 1 Video
The following table shows the greatest distances thrown by the finalists in the discus competition of the 2016 Rio Olympics for both men and women.
|Men (m)||Women (m)|
The following summary statistics have been calculated.
Why is there a greater difference between the mean and the median for women than there is for men?
A group of girl scouts is selling boxes of cookies to raise money for charity. The line plot shows how many boxes of cookies they sold. State whether the mean would be a good measure of central tendency for the data or not. Explain your answer.
Which measure of centrality is less sensitive to outliers in comparing the two data sets shown?
|Data Set 1||25||22||28||51||26||28||29||32|
|Data Set 2||21||27||19||26||24||23||28||25|