## Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson

# Appendix - Mean, Median, and Mode - Exercise Set: 27

#### Answer

mean is \$36,900 median is \$22,000 The median is more representative of the five salaries. One salary that is much higher than the other four skews the mean value.

#### Work Step by Step

To find the mean, sum all the salaries and divide the sum by the number of salaries given. $mean=\frac{17500+19000+22000+27500+98500}{5}=\frac{184500}{5}=36900$ To find the median, list the salaries in order and find the salary that appears at the midpoint of the list. $17500, 19000, \underset\uparrow22000, 27500, 98500$

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