Posted by Tim on Friday, February 15, 2008 at 4:39pm.
The following scores were recorded on a 200point final examination:193,185,163,186,192,135,158,174,188,172,168,183,195,165,183.
Find the final examination score.
Find the median final examination score.
Is the mean or median a more useful representative of the final examination scores?

Math  Ms. Sue, Friday, February 15, 2008 at 4:42pm
If you post your answers, we'll be glad to check them.

Math  Guido, Friday, February 15, 2008 at 4:48pm
Ms. Sue knows that Tim = babygirl, right?

Math  Ms. Sue, Friday, February 15, 2008 at 4:50pm
Yep. :)
By the way, Guido, I'm a retired English and social studies teacher and know enough math to help elementary and some middle school students. 
Math  Tim, Friday, February 15, 2008 at 10:26pm
Hi Guido,
For your information I am Tim. Not a Babygirl 
Math  Guido, Friday, February 15, 2008 at 4:48pm
Tim,
You have the same question as babygirl.
Does Tim = babygirl and viceversa?
To find the final exam score, add all the scores and then divide by the number of scores listed, which is 15.
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Median is the middle value of a given list of numbers.
How do we find the median?
1Put the numbers given in order from least to greatest.
2If the list of numbers given is ODD, the median will be the middle number of the list.
3If the list of numbers given is EVEN, we add the two middle numbers and then divide by 2.
Try it and then write back. 
Math  Tim, Friday, February 15, 2008 at 6:46pm
176 is the mean
183 is the median. Not sure If the mean or median is more useful representative of the final examination scores 
Math  Ms. Sue, Friday, February 15, 2008 at 6:53pm
Yes, you have the right mean and median. Usually we use the mean as representative of exam scores. That number takes into account the highest and lowest scores.