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

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.
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. $17500, 19000, \underset\uparrow22000, 27500, 98500$