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URGENT HELP! I WON'T PASS IF I DON'T FINISH!! Which value on the number line is the best estimate of the center of the data set?

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  1. anonymous
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  2. Mehek14
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    since the data is not symmetrical, the center of data must be found by the median

  3. Mehek14
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    so your answer will be the median

  4. anonymous
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    Okay, so I have to find the median?

  5. Mehek14
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    yes

  6. Mehek14
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    If the data was symmetrical, you would have had to find the mean

  7. anonymous
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    How would I know if it's symmetrical?

  8. Mehek14
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    |dw:1434581477757:dw| you cut the data in half at the peak and if both sides of the data are the same the data is symmetrical

  9. Mehek14
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    however when you cut your data at the peak, the sides are not the same

  10. anonymous
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    So what do I do when it's in half?

  11. Mehek14
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    you look and see if both sides are the same

  12. anonymous
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    So for this one, they're not the same, right?

  13. Mehek14
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    correct so to find the center of data you use the median if they were the same you would use the mean

  14. anonymous
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    I'm really slow at math, sorry. But okay, how would I use the median?

  15. Mehek14
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    that would be the center of data

  16. acxbox22
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    median=number in the middle of all numbers in the data set for ex.: 3,3,3,5,6,7,12,15,17 the number (in order) in the middle is 6 so 6 is your median

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