Posted by **Destiny** on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 8:31pm.

Blockbust video collected data to figure out how many movies they were renting per month. After 5 months, the store wanted to analyze their data to find diffrent statistical measures.

Data:

Month Movies Rented

1 523

2 625

3 550

4 604

5 864

outlier: 864

Question: which statistical measure would you use if an outlier is present (mean, median, mode, range)? Explain.

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**bobpursley**, Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 8:35pm
I would use median.

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**Destiny**, Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 9:37pm
explain why you would use median.

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**Destiny**, Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 7:45pm
The corect answer would be median.

The reason is simple. With an outlier present mean, mode, and range's outcome would all be effected were as to the middle number (median) would not be effected at all.

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