Algebra I
posted by Joe
The vertical drop of a roller coaster is the largest difference in height between any high point and the next low point. The vertical drops of five roller coasters at Mandelbrot Amusement Park are shown in the table.
The Parabola  165 feet
The G Force  119 feet
The Mean Streak  138 feet
The Tower of Power  300 feet
The Maximum Ride  198 feet

Ms. Sue
Here's what I posted a few minutes ago.
Algebra I  Ms. Sue today at 4:15pm
The median is 165 feet.
Add the drops together and divide by 5 to find the mean.
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What is the mean? 
Joe
18.4

Ms. Sue
How on earth did you get something much smaller than any of the drops?
Please follow my instructions.
Add the drops together and divide by 5 to find the mean. 
Joe
whoops i meant 184

Joe
19 is correct
Thanks Ms. Sue 
Ms. Sue
Right. The mean is 184
Your original post asked
"What is the positive difference between the mean and the median of these values?"
184  165 = ?
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