Elementary Statistics (12th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321836960
ISBN 13: 978-0-32183-696-0

Chapter 3 - Statistics for Describing, Exploring, and Comparing Data - 3-2 Measures of Center - Basic Skills and Concepts - Page 92: 21


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The mean can be counted by summing all the data and dividing it by the number of data: for white drivers: $\frac{74+77+69+71+77+69+72+75+74+72}{10}=73$, for African American drivers: $\frac{79+70+71+76+76+74+71+75+74+74}{10}=74$. The median is the average of the 1 or 2 (here 2) middle data: for white drivers:(74+72)/2=73, for African American drivers:(74+74)/2=74. The African American drivers appear to speed more because their mean is more.
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