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Understanding Mean, Median and Mode

Introduction: 

What’s the average time you spend talking on the phone? How many miles per gallon does your car get, on average? When you’re working with averages, you’re crunching a lot of numbers into one handy number that gives a general idea of what you’re measuring. Stick with this lesson and you’ll learn a few useful ways to crunch the numbers in your life.

In this lesson you will:
  • Calculate mean, median, and mode
  • Pair means, medians, and modes with their correct data sets
  • Evaluate data using these three measures 

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Skills: 
Mean, Median, and Mode
Basic Math
Charts, Graphs, Tables