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Understanding Mean, Median and Mode


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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Mean, Median, and Mode
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