Algebra 1 : How to find mean

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Example Question #1 : Statistics And Probability

What is the mean of 44, 22, 134, and 200?

Possible Answers:

100

88

144

66

Correct answer:

100

Explanation:

To find the mean, you must add all of the numbers together and divide by the amount of numbers. In this case there are four numbers so, we must deivide the total sum by 4.

Example Question #1 : Statistics And Probability

Calculate the mean of the following numbers: 11, 13, 16, 13, 14, 19, 13, 13

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

First, calculate the sum of all of the numbers.

Next, divide by the total number.

Example Question #1 : How To Find Mean

Find the mean of this number set: 2, 5, 6, 7, 7, 3

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The numbers add up to 30. To find the mean, divide by the number of numbers (6) and you get a mean of 5. Mean is a fancy way of saying average.

Example Question #6 : Basic Statistics

The class average in a class of 15 is 86%. If one additional student earns a 100% in the class, what is the new class average.

Possible Answers:

There is not enough information to answer this question

None of the available answers

Correct answer:

Explanation:

We can treat this as if the entire class had exactly 86% as their average, so the new average is:

Example Question #7 : Basic Statistics

What is the mean of the following numbers?

88,99,31,47,68,27

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find the mean you add all of the numbers together and divide it by the amount of numbers. In this case there are six numbers so 

The answer is .

Example Question #1 : Statistics And Probability

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Example Question #1 : How To Find Mean

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

 

Example Question #2 : Statistics And Probability

The sum of the elements of a data set is ; the mean of the elements is . How many elements are there in the set?

Possible Answers:

It is impossible to tell from the imformation given.

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The mean, , of a data set is the sum of the elements, , divided by the number of elements, .

We know that and . Now we can solve for .

Example Question #2 : How To Find Mean

Two standard dice are rollled. What is the probability that the sum of both dice is greater than ?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

There are  total possible outcomes ( sides on one die times  sides on the other). The following are the possible outcomes that are greater than .

 and

 and

5 and

 and

 and

 and

There are possible outcomes greater than , out of  possible outcomes total; thus, there is a chance of rolling greater than .

Example Question #5 : Statistics And Probability

Is the following method for collecting data biased? If so, why?

 

A company would like to assess the approval of their new product. To determine if customers were happy with their product, they placed a link on their website to all consumers to opt-in to provide their opinion.

Possible Answers:

No; the collection method is not biased.

Yes; this is an example of exclusion bias.

Yes; this is an example of selection bias.

Yes; this is an example of analytical bias.

Correct answer:

Yes; this is an example of selection bias.

Explanation:

Because this is an "opt-in" study, certain individuals are more likely to participate than others resulting in a selection bias.

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