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    Identify which measure of central tendency (mean, mode, median) that is appropriate for each of the following situations and why that is the best choice:

    a. Someone declares, "The average American is a white female"

    b. Anytown is considering imposing an income tax on citizens. The city government wants to know the average income of citizens so it can estimate the total tax base.

    c. In an attempt to study the standard of living of a typical family in Anytown, a sociologist estimates the average family income in that city.

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    (a) Here the measure of central tendency is the mode, because what is implied is that the white females form the majority
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