# Finding the mean, median, and mode

15 people, six women, and nine men were ask why they workout, five women said to lose weight, one women said to lower blood pressure, eight men said to stay in shape, one man said to lower blood pressure,

whats the mean, median, and mode?

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When you asked, "Why do you work out?", you got the following answers:

lose weight

lose weight

lose weight

lose weight

lose weight

lower blood pressure

lower blood pressure

stay in shape

stay in shape

stay in shape

stay in shape

stay in shape

stay in shape

stay in shape

stay in shape

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Above, I listed all the data you have, just so we can visualize it. Now, let's get to the assignment.

(1) What's the mean? There is no mean. You can only calculate the mean if you have numbers. You add all the numbers together, then divide by the number of data points. If you had numerical data (like their weights), then you could calculate the mean.

(2) What's the median? There is no median. Like the mean, you can only calculate the median if you have numbers. You list the numbers from smallest to largest, and pick the number that's in the middle of the list.

(3) What's the mode? We can answer this! The mode is the answer that occurs the most often. Since more people said "to stay in shape" than said anything else, then the mode is "to stay in shape".

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