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Find the mean, median, mode, and midrange.

The advertisement for a speed-reading course claimed that the "average" reading speed for people completing the course was 1000 words per minute. Shown below are the actual data for the reading speeds per minute for a sample of 24 people who completed the course.

1000 900 800 1000 900 850
650 1000 1050 800 1000 850
700 750 800 850 900 950
600 1100 950 700 750 650

a. Find the mean, median, mode, and midrange. (If you prefer, first organize the data in a frequency distribution.)

b. Which measure of central tendency was given in the advertisement?

c. Which measure of central tendency is the best indicator of the "average" reading speed in this situation? Explain your answer.

Solution Summary

The solution finds the mean, median, mode and midrange of a set of data.

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