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    The heights of randomly selected residents in a college dorm in inches are listed.
    67 69 69 71 59 58 67
    From this data set, find the sample mean, median, mode and range for the given heights. Round each to the nearest tenth if necessary. Include units with each answer.

    Which of the numbers you calculated is a better measure of the central tendency of the heights given? Give a specific statistical reason for your conclusion.

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    mean = (67+69+69+71+59+58+67)/7 = 67.5 inches
    median = 67 inches (put the heights in ...

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    This solution goes through and evaluates whether the median is a good measure of central tendency.