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Compute descriptive statistics for the number of brothers and sisters (variable sibs), years of education (variable educ), and hours worked last week (variable hrs1).

Obtain histograms for the variables as well.

For each variable, compare the values of the different measures of central tendency (Mean, Median, Mode). Indicate why and when you would prefer one measure over other.

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Compute descriptive statistics for the number of brothers and sisters (variable sibs), years of education (variable educ), and hours worked last week (variable hrs1). Obtain histograms for the variables as well. For each variable, compare the values of the different measures of central tendency (Mean, Median, ...

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The solution explains why you would choose one measure of central tendency (mean, median, mode) over another based on the shape of the histograms.

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