Posted by Billy on .
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?

6th grade math Statistics and Graphs 
Ms. Sue,
Yes.

6th grade math Statistics and Graphs 
Billy,
ok thanks!

6th grade math Statistics and Graphs 
Ms. Sue,
You're welcome.

Help Ms. Sue ?? 6th grade math Statistics and Graphs 
Billy,
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.

6th grade math Statistics and Graphs 
Ms. Sue,
The average sometimes is misleading for that reason. Sometimes, the median is a better statistic to use.

6th grade math Statistics and Graphs 
Billy HELP!!,
ok makes sense now thank you very much teacher

6th grade math Statistics and Graphs 
Ms. Sue,
You're very welcome, Billy.