Stats: Data and Models (3rd Edition)

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Chapter 4 - Displaying and Summarizing Quantitative Data - Exercises: 18

Answer

Some people remain sick for few days a year; however, some may remain sick for a longer period of time. So the distribution will be right skewed. Therefore, the mean will be greater and the median will be smaller. Hence, the company uses mean, which is 7 days, and the union negotiator uses median as a measure.

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Some people remain sick for few days a year; however, some may remain sick for a longer period of time. So the distribution will be right skewed. Therefore, the mean will be greater and the median will be smaller. Hence, the company uses mean, which is 7 days, and the union negotiator uses median as a measure.
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