Mr. Walker is looking at the fundraiser totals for the last five years. How does the mean of the totals compare to the median? A) The median is $1.60 greater. B
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Mr. Walker is looking at the fundraiser totals for the last five years.
How does the mean of the totals compare to the median?
A) The median is $1.60 greater.
B) The mean is $1.60 greater.
C) The median is $2.82 greater.
D) The mean is $2.82 greater.
How does the mean of the totals compare to the median?
A) The median is $1.60 greater.
B) The mean is $1.60 greater.
C) The median is $2.82 greater.
D) The mean is $2.82 greater.
2 Answer

1. User Answers Srdillpickle
The answer is letter b 
2. User Answers frika
1. If you want to find the mean you should add all fundraiser totals and divide it by number of years:
[tex] \text{ the mean }=\dfrac{896+925+880+963+914}{5} =915.6. [/tex]
2. In order to find the median, firstly you have to order the fundraiser totals from the smallest number to the greatest number:
880, 896, 914, 925, 963.
The median is the middle number, then
[tex] \text{ the median }=914. [/tex]
3. 915.6914=1.6  the mean is $1.60 greater than the median.
Answer: correct choice is B.