Statistics: The Art and Science of Learning From Data (3rd Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321755944
ISBN 13: 978-0-32175-594-0

Chapter 2 - Section 2.3 - Measuring the Center of Quantitative Data - Practicing the Basics - Page 55: 2.42


The median is $4,525,000, which means that this is the center number when all of the players' salaries are ranked. The mean salary is much higher because of some star plays who make significantly more. Their huge salaries pull the distribution to the right, making the "average" salary much higher than the median.

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This is a right-skewed distribution.
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