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# How would I answer a Maths question on the lines of this? watch

1. Pretend we're given a stem and leaf diagram.
The mean is 24.
Bob says that this is the average number of it or something like that.
How would I argue whether this is reasonable or not?
Sorry for it being so vague, that's all I can remember from the paper!
So basically, how would I answer a question where it's asking whether something's reasonable or not?
What key things do I need to keep in mind?
2. (Original post by missdiorxx)
Pretend we're given a stem and leaf diagram.
The mean is 24.
Bob says that this is the average number of it or something like that.
How would I argue whether this is reasonable or not?
Sorry for it being so vague, that's all I can remember from the paper!
So basically, how would I answer a question where it's asking whether something's reasonable or not?
What key things do I need to keep in mind?
Sheeit is this from statistics? And that bit about when to use mean, median and mode?

I guess what you could say is that using the mean is reasonable because it encompasses all the data, but it's also unreasonable because it can be affected by extreme values.

If Bob says that's the average number, or around that, then it suggests there isn't any values that extreme, you know like, 20, 25, 26, 27, 31, then 1337

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