Posted by **Billy** on Monday, October 15, 2012 at 6:02pm.

If I were to do a survey on how many students have pets in my class should I include the zero amount of kids that didn't have pets in my calcualtion?

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**Ms. Sue**, Monday, October 15, 2012 at 6:03pm
Yes.

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**Billy**, Monday, October 15, 2012 at 6:04pm
ok thanks!

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**Ms. Sue**, Monday, October 15, 2012 at 6:06pm
You're welcome.

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**Billy**, Monday, October 15, 2012 at 6:10pm
But,wouldn't the average be misleading statistic when so many students have no pets? Another student has just one pet. One kids has alot 30 pets when the others have a little.

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**Ms. Sue**, Monday, October 15, 2012 at 6:26pm
The average sometimes is misleading for that reason. Sometimes, the median is a better statistic to use.

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**Billy HELP!!**, Monday, October 15, 2012 at 6:35pm
ok makes sense now thank you very much teacher

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**Ms. Sue**, Monday, October 15, 2012 at 6:36pm
You're very welcome, Billy.

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