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anonymous

  • one year ago

What is the mean of (-2), (-3), 0, 2, 1, 3? Can you explain the answer in steps please? I'm having a touch time understanding!

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  1. ganeshie8
    • one year ago
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    Count them, how many numbers have you got ?

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    6

  3. ganeshie8
    • one year ago
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    good, add them up, what do you get ?

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Do you subtract the negatives?

  5. ganeshie8
    • one year ago
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    yes, but do see that you're just adding : (-2) + (-3) + 0 + 2 + 1 + 3

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    The last 3 was also supposed to be a negative, haha. I got -5.

  7. ganeshie8
    • one year ago
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    Okay, so the mean is -5/6

  8. ganeshie8
    • one year ago
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    As you can see, to find mean of a bunch of numbers, we simply add them and divide by the count

  9. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Ahhh okay, so the answer is -5/6?

  10. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Wait, but how am I supposed to divide?

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