Math
posted by Belle .
The ages in years of the houses on Kelly’s block are 20, 26, 11, 2, 28, 18, 2, and 27.
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

Math 
Patrick
mean = add numbers together then divide by how many #s
Median = middle of the numbers
mode is the most frequent number 
Math 
shian
thats what i said to

Math 
bobpursley
put 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. 
Math 
Kristin
so 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? 
Math 
shian
I KNEW THAT HEEE

Math 
Kristin
oops! yes I forgot to divide by two! 19 is the median. And would that best represent the ages?

Math 
shania
YEA

Math 
Belle
Ok so the median is the best choice ok thanks!

Math 
Sam
ok 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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