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Posted by **Belle** on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 7:39pm.

Find the mean age of the houses.

Find the median age.

Find the mode.

Which measure(s) would you use to represent the ages of the houses? Explain

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**Patrick**, Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 7:41pmmean = add numbers together then divide by how many #s

Median = middle of the numbers

mode is the most frequent number

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**shian**, Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 7:44pmthats what i said to

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**bobpursley**, Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 7:46pmput them in order:

2,2,11,18,20,26,27,28

mode: 2 most common

mean: add them, divide by 8: you do it.

median age: find where you can divide the list in two lists of four: well, 18 and 20 are the middle numbers. add them, divide by 2. 19 is the median.

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**Kristin**, Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 7:50pmso the mean is 16.75

The median is 12 right? Because I had to subtract the two middle numbers to get the middle number.

The mode is 2

So would it be the median to represent the ages of the houses?

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**shian**, Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 7:53pmI KNEW THAT HEEE

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**Kristin**, Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 7:54pmoops! yes I forgot to divide by two! 19 is the median. And would that best represent the ages?

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**shania**, Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 7:57pmYEA

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**Belle**, Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 8:18pmOk so the median is the best choice ok thanks!

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**Sam**, Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 2:51pmok stuck again. Got everything else calculated, but why is the median the best choice? is it because 19 is the closest to the mean, 16.75 ? Can you explain??

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