Mathematics

Question

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.
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

2 Answer

  • The answer is letter b
  • 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. 915.6-914=1.6 - the mean is $1.60 greater than the median.

    Answer: correct choice is B.

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