- gabbyalicorn

What is the MAD of the data set?
{5, 12, 1, 6, 11}
I got the first part which is 7 now we have to find the average which i am stuck on help!

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- jabez177

Average, you just add all of them and divide by how many there are.

- gabbyalicorn

i did that

- gabbyalicorn

i got 7

- tkhunny

Step #1 - Find the Average.
Step #2 - Find the Absolute Deviation for each number in the data. Just, how far is it from the Mean?

- gabbyalicorn

but i thought the first step was to do the mean

- jabez177

I'm not that sure. I just got up. Tkhunny can help you on this.

- Black_ninja123

Do you need the second step?

- gabbyalicorn

Okay, thanks anyway @jabez177

- gabbyalicorn

yes i do @Black_ninja123

- tkhunny

It is. Mean = Average
If you want the MAD, you need step #2.

- jabez177

You can tag me in a different question. This is a bit too extreme for me.

- gabbyalicorn

kk

- gabbyalicorn

but i dont know the second step

- Black_ninja123

Find the absolute value of the differences between each value in the data set and the mean.

- gabbyalicorn

i got 7 there is no data table or anything :(

- tkhunny

Yes you do. How far does each entry deviate from the mean?
|5-7| = 2
|12-7| = 5
etc...
Do all 5.

- Black_ninja123

Use these numbers
{5, 12, 1, 6, 11

- gabbyalicorn

oh so you subtract them with one another.

- Black_ninja123

No subtract them with 7

- tkhunny

Each one with the Mean. Absolute values only.

- Black_ninja123

5-7
12-7
1-7
6-7
11-7

- gabbyalicorn

1 - 7 = -6
6- 7 = -1
11 - 7 = 4

- tkhunny

You seem to be missing the absolute values. This is a MAD, not just a MD.

- Black_ninja123

change the negative sign into a positive sign

- gabbyalicorn

1 - 7 = 6 ,6- 7 = 1, 11 - 7 = 4

- Black_ninja123

Correct

- gabbyalicorn

then...?

- Black_ninja123

Find the mean of 2,5,6,1,4

- gabbyalicorn

3.6

- gabbyalicorn

is that the answer?

- Black_ninja123

Yes

- Black_ninja123

One sec

- gabbyalicorn

:D Oh, Yippie!!! Thank you!

- gabbyalicorn

While you are on AFK @Black_ninja123 ill be working on the next problem. Thanks for your help! ^u^

- Black_ninja123

No problem
If you need help just tag me

- gabbyalicorn

kk ty!

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