The Basic Practice of Statistics 7th Edition

Published by W. H. Freeman
ISBN 10: 1-46414-253-X
ISBN 13: 978-1-46414-253-6

Chapter 2 - Describing Distributions with Numbers - Check Your Skills: 2.24

Answer

(a) The median.

Work Step by Step

Unlike the mean and the standard deviation, the median is resistant, which means that the value of the median will not be greatly affected by a high outlying value. The outlier counts as just one observation, no matter how far above the center it lies, so the median will be least affected by the outlier.
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