Explore BrainMass

Mean of Data - Fred's Gymnastics Scores

Fred received the following scores for his gymnastics routine: 8.5, 7.8, 8.0, 6.8, 7.1, 7.6. To figure out his score, the judges drop the highest and lowest score and then average the rest of his scores.

a) What is Fred's gymnastics score for the meet?

b) How much better or worse would he have done if the judges did not drop the highest and lowest scores?

Solution Preview

First we arrange the scores in the ascending order: 6.8, 7.1, 7.6, 7.8, 8.0, 8.5

(a) Average of the four ...

Solution Summary

Neat and Step-by-step solutions to both the parts of the question.