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

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 8:35pmI would use median.

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

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**Destiny**, Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 7:45pmThe 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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