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    Find the median of each set of numbers.
    #14. 1, 4, 9, 15, 25, 36

    Find the mode of each set of numbers.
    #18. 41, 43, 56, 67, 69, 72

    #20. 9, 8, 10, 9, 9, 10, 8

    Solve the following applications.
    24. Statistics. A salesperson drove 238, 159, 87, 163, and 198 miles (mi) on a 5-day trip. What was the mean number of miles driven per day?

    #36 Business and finance.
    The following scores were recorded on a 200-point final examination:
    193, 185, 163, 186, 192, 135, 158, 174, 188, 172, 168, 183, 195, 165, 183.
    (a) Find the mean final examination score.
    (b) Find the median final examination score.
    (c) Is the mean or median a more useful representative of the final examination scores? Write a brief paragraph justifying your response.

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    #14.

    Median of 1, 4, 9, 15, 25, 36 = 12

    #18.

    Mode of 41, 43, 56, 67, 69, 72 = N/A, all are equal occurrences

    Mode of 9, 8, 10, 9, 9, 10, 8 = 9

    #24.

    169 miles

    #36.

    (a) Mean = 176
    (b) Median = 183
    (c) Mean and median are measures of central tendency in a data set. Mean and median both examine where, in a data set, numbers are likely to occur with the most frequency. However, depending upon the type of data set, one can be a better way than another of evaluating data and coming up with statistical results.

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