# algebra find the mean of each set of data

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1) -6 3 -2 6 7 -3 -5 8

2) -17 32 -2 6 7 -3 -5 8

im not sure how to do this i know i need to add up but not sure if im right
1) 40
2) 80

• algebra find the mean of each set of data -

Why are there spaces between some of the numbers? Please list them in column form.

• algebra find the mean of each set of data -

i need to find the mean of each set of data i know to find the mean i add all the numbers , then divide by the total numbers that were added
1) would be divided by 8
2) would be divided by 7
but im not sure how to add up all these numbers

1)
-6
3
-2
6
7
-3
-5
8

2)

-17
32
-9
0
52
12
-14

• algebra find the mean of each set of data -

Thanks. Now I can see the numbers more clearly.

1)
-6
3
-2
6
7
-3
-5
8

Positive numbers: 3 + 6 + 7 + 8 = 24

Negative numbers: -6 -2 - 3 - 5 = -16

24 - 16 = 8

8/8 = 1

Try number 2.

• algebra find the mean of each set of data -

i got
32+0+52 + 12 = 96
-17 + -9 + -14 = -40
96 - 40 = 56
56 /8 = 7 as the mean

• algebra find the mean of each set of data -

Right!

• algebra find the mean of each set of data -

thanks so much i understand it better

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