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The following data shows the weight, in pounds, of 6 bags: 6, 4, 8, 7, 8, 9 What is the value of the mean absolute deviation of the weight of the bags, and what does it represent about the weight of a bag? 1.8 pounds; on average, weight of a bag varies 1.8 pounds from the mean of 7 pounds 1.3 pounds; on average, weight of a bag varies 1.3 pounds from the mean of 7 pounds 1.3 pounds; the weight of 50% of the bags is greater than 1.3 pounds 1.8 pounds; the weight of 50% of the bags is greater than 1.8 pounds

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  1. anonymous
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    I got 7 pounds

  2. anonymous
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    To find the average, add up all the numbers and divide them from one another. 7 pounds is the average

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    i got 42 how do i divide it from one another?

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    @izuru

  5. anonymous
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    Divide by the number of numbers, meaning divide 42 by how many bags are in the data set. 7 pounds is the average weight of the bags.

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    To find the mean deviation, you have to find the distance of each number to the value or 7.

  7. anonymous
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    of*

  8. anonymous
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    i got 7 i know that 42 divided by 6 = 7

  9. anonymous
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    Yes, and the problem is looking for the mean deviation. Find the distance from all the numbers to 7.

  10. anonymous
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    how do i do that?

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    @izuru

  12. anonymous
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    Subtract the mean from each value, ignore minus signs if there are in the solution. So, 7 - 6 7 - 4 7 - 8 7 - 7 7 - 8 7 - 9 After you've received all the distances, add them all up and you'll receive the deviation.

  13. anonymous
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    1, 3, -1, 0, -1, -2

  14. anonymous
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    so 1.3?

  15. anonymous
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    Ignore the negative signs, and then add them and divide by 7 to get the deviation.

  16. anonymous
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    Divide by 6*

  17. anonymous
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    and yes, 1.3

  18. anonymous
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    can you help with one more?

  19. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Sure!

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