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# What is the mean in a set of data?

Updated: 11/5/2022

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14y ago

In any given set, the mean is the average, which is the total of the numbers divided by how many numbers there are.

Ex. (10, 17, 20, 45, 68)

68 + 45 + 20 + 17 + 10 = 160

There are 5 numbers in this set.

160/5 = 32

The mean is 32.

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9y ago

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14y ago

It is found by adding up all the numbers in a set of data. Then dividing that sum by the amount of numbers in the set of data.

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### What is another word for the mean in a set of data?

The mean of a set of data is also known is the average.

### What do you call the average of a set of data?

The average of a set of data is known as its "mean."

### Find the mean of the data?

The mean of a set of data is the sum of that data divided by the number of items of data.

### Is it true that in large data sets the mean is always one of the data values?

No. Here's one set of data where the mean is not one of the values: a set of 250,000 numbers. 125,000 of them are "1", 125,000 are "3". The mean of this data set is "2", which is not among the data.

### When is it misleading to use the mean as a descriptor of a data set?

It is misleading to use the mean as a descriptor of a data set when the median or mode would be more representative of the data set as a whole.

### Does the mean have to be a member of the set of data?

no. Some mean is a number from the data but some mean is completely different from its data.

### When can the mean be the largest value in the data set?

When the data set consistys of a single value.

### How do you represent the mean of a set data?

If the set of data are represented by a letter, then the mean is represented by that letter with a bar across its top.

### What does mode for the set of data mean?

The mode of the data is the number which occurs most frequently in the given set of data.

### What is the mean of the combined data sets if the mean of a data set of 6 is 8 and the mean of a different data set of 6 numbers is 20?

total marks of data set 1 is 6 x 8 = 48 total marks of data set 2 is 6 x 20= 120 now, the total mean of the combined data set is = (48 + 120) / (6 + 6) = 168 / 12 = 14

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### What is the mean set of data 1056269111?

1056269111. The set of data contains only one number and the mean of one number is itself!