MATH SOLVE

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Q:
# Explain when the median of a data set is a better measure of center than the mean.

Accepted Solution

A:

The dot plot or histogram will be skewed.
The mean is pulled up or down toward the tail.
The mean is affected more than the median.

Sample Response: When there is an outlier in the data set, the dot plot or histogram will be skewed. In a skewed representation, the mean is pulled up or down toward the tail of the data. Therefore, skewed data affects the mean more than the median.

Sample Response: When there is an outlier in the data set, the dot plot or histogram will be skewed. In a skewed representation, the mean is pulled up or down toward the tail of the data. Therefore, skewed data affects the mean more than the median.