Posted by Jacob on Tuesday, October 2, 2007 at 8:55pm.
One student says you can only use the mode to describe categorical data, but you can use the mode, median, and mean to describe numerical data. Is the student correct? Why?

6th Grade Statistics  MathGuru, Wednesday, October 3, 2007 at 8:19am
The student is correct. Can you determine why? (Hint: Categorical data is also called nominal data or qualitative data.)

6th Grade Statistics  Jacob, Wednesday, October 3, 2007 at 10:44am
The student is correct because the median is used to find the middle numeric value of a data set, the mean balances out the data so all numbers in a data set are the same. This means that the mean and median can only be used for a numeric data, so this student is correct.

6th Grade Statistics  dean, Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 5:07pm
that is correct! my teacher said i was doing great! THANKS!

6th Grade Statistics  Michael, Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at 8:57pm
If north, west and south, east are called cardinal directions what is southeast,or norhtwest called?
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