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Students in a statistics class at a large state university were given a survey in which one question asked was age (in years); one student was a retired person, and her age was an "outlier". What does an "outlier" mean? If student height is measured, would this same retired person necessarily have a value that was an "outlier"? Explain.

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The solution analyzes a discussion of a statistics concept. The concept is the "outlier" mean.

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An outlier means that the value of a observation (in this case student) on one of the dimensions is very high or very low as compared to other observations (students) in the sample. In this case, assuming this is an undergrad class, the age of students typically would be in early 20s. However, since there is one student who is retired (more than 60 ...

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