What does the outlier mean?

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The outlier is the value that is really far off, for example say you had playing times of songs and most songs were 2 - 4 minutes, but one was 17 minutes, then this would be your outlier. I Hope this helps!

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What would happen if a outlier was removed from the mean?

The answer depends on the nature of the outlier. Removing a very small outlier will increase the mean while removing a large outlier will reduce the mean.

Would a mean be smaller or larger if you leave out an outlier?

Depends on whether the outlier was too small or too large. If the outlier was too small, the mean without the outlier would be larger. Conversely, if the outlier was too large, the mean without the outlier would be smaller.

How do you determine how the outlier affects the mean median mode and range?

Calculate the mean, median, and range with the outlier, and then again without the outlier. Then find the difference. Mode will be unaffected by an outlier.

How does an outlier in a group of numbers affect the mean of the numbers?

The outlier skews the mean towards it.

If an outlier is included with a sample of 50 values all of which are the same what is the effect of the outlier on the mean?

By definition, an outlier will not have the same value as other data points in the dataset. So, the correct question is "What is the effect of an outlier on a dataset's mean." The answer is that the outlier moves the mean away from the value of the other 49 identical values. If the outlier is the "high tail" the mean is moved to a higher value. If the outlier is a "low tail" the mean is moved to a lower value.

How does outlier affect mean median mode?

An outlier pulls the mean towards it. It does not affect the median and only affects the mode if the mode is itself the outlier.

Between Mean Median and Mode which are affected most by an outlier?

The mean is affected the most by an outlier.

What will happen to the mean if the outlier 80 is taken out of the data set 30 35 80 35 30?

It will go down; with outlier, mean is 42 without outlier, mean is 32.5

If you take off the outlier does it make the mean change?

Yes, it will. An outlier is a data point that lies outside the normal range of data. This means that if it is factored in the mean will move in the direction the outlier is, really high if the outlier was high, and really low if the outlier was low.

How are the mean and standard deviation affected by an outlier?

The mean is "pushed" in the direction of the outlier. The standard deviation increases.

How does the outlier effect the mean in math?

The outlier could affect the mean by making it drastically larger or smaller.

How does the outlier affect the mean of the data?

An outlier does affect the mean of the data. How it's affected depends on how many data points there are, how far from the data the outlier is, whether it is greater than the mean (increases mean) or less than the mean (decreases the mean).