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  • 4 years ago

Does this set of data have any outliers? Data: 1, 2, 2, 4, 6, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 16, 16, 18.

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  1. RagingSquirrel
    • 4 years ago
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    Do you know what outliers are?

  2. RagingSquirrel
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    Welcome to openstudy by the way. Outliers are numbers that are too far off from the others. I think they are all relatively close, so your answer is no.

  3. anonymous
    • 4 years ago
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    They're really confusing... in my opinion I was hoping someone could help

  4. RagingSquirrel
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    Okay, so if i were trying to find the range of a set of data. Heres the data: 1,2,2,3,5,12. To find the range, i subtract the highest, from the lowest. But the number 12 pulls it WAY too far up. 12 is an example of an outlier. To get a fair range, we must remove the 12.

  5. anonymous
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    ok so 12 is the outlier here?

  6. RagingSquirrel
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    Yep. Outlier is just a number that is too far off from the others. Your set of data does not have any outlier.

  7. anonymous
    • 4 years ago
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    ok so what would we do with the outlier? Would we use the 5 instead to find the range?

  8. RagingSquirrel
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    Yeah. You just remove outliers when you see them

  9. RagingSquirrel
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    Dont forget to hit "good answer" if i helped you out! :)

  10. anonymous
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    Lol. That makes a lot more sense than the "big words" in my text book. Thanks and I totally will...:)

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