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9.2 Describing "Average"

9.2 Describing "Average"
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    An outlier in a data set is a value that is much smaller or larger than the other values in the data set. For instance, consider the data in the table that shows the ages of everyone in a classroom.

    The age of 60 is an outlier because 60 is much larger than the other values. This is easy to see in a histogram.

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    Sample answer:

    The median is often used instead of the mean to represent the average home price. This is because the mean is sensitive to houses that have very high prices.

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