Elementary Statistics: Picturing the World (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32191-121-0
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Chapter 2 - Descriptive Statistics - Section 2.4 Measures of Variation - Exercises: 1

Answer

The range of a data set is the difference between the maximum and minimum data entries in the set.

Work Step by Step

The range of a data set is the difference between the maximum and minimum data entries in the set. To find the range, the data must be quantitative. Range = (Maximum data entry - Minimum data entry) As a measure of variation, the range has the advantage of being easy to compute. Its disadvantage, however, is that it uses only two entries from the data set.
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