Can IQR be negative

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No. The upper quartile, by definition, must be at least as large as the lower quartile.

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What is the IQR of 15 20 20 10?

The IQR is 7.5

How do you finde iqr?

IQR = Inter-Quartile Range = Upper Quartile - Lower Quartile.

What is the math term for IQR?

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What is the IQR of 44 46 1 68 87 99?

The IQR is 48. But for only 6 observations, it is an absurd measure to use.

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Is the interquartile range or IQR is found by subtracting the mean from the maximum value of a data set?

No. The IQR is found by finding the lower quartile, then the upper quartile. You then minus the lower quartile value from the upper quartile value (hence "interquartile"). This gives you the IQR.

How does finding the IQR hep you identify the variability of set of data?

The IQR gives the range of the middle half of the data and, in that respect, it is a measure of the variability of the data.

Why is the range always greater than the IQR?

Because the IQR excludes values which are lower than the lower quartile as well as the values in the upper quartile.

Does the outlier affect the interquartile?

No. The IQR is a resistant measurement.

Is it ever possible for the iqr to be larger than the range?

No, it is not possible.

How can you use a calculation to decide whether a data point is an outlier in a data set?

The exact definition of which points are considered to be outliers is up to the experimenters. A simple way to define an outlier is by using the lower (LQ) and upper (UQ) quartiles and the interquartile range (IQR); for example: Define two boundaries b1 and b2 at each end of the data: b1 = LQ - 1.5 × IQR and UQ + 1.5 × IQR b2 = LQ - 3 × IQR and UQ + 3 × IQR If a data point occurs between b1 and b2 it can be defined as a mild outlier If a data point occurs beyond b2 it can be defined as an extreme outlier. The multipliers of the IQR for the boundaries, and the number of boundaries, can be adjusted depending upon what definitions are required/make sense.

What does the IQR tell you about a data set?

It gives a measure of the spread of the data.