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    mean,median,mode etc.

    I'm sure this problem is easy, but the months are throwing me off. can someone help?

    Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May June
    students hired 3 2 4 2 6 0
    (i) Determine the mean, the median, the mode, and the range for the above data.
    (ii) Compute the first and the third quartiles
    (iii) Compute the z-scores for the months of may.


    i have attempted this but, i'm not sure if i'm doing it right
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    Quote Originally Posted by imthatgirl View Post
    I'm sure this problem is easy, but the months are throwing me off. can someone help?

    Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May June
    students hired 3 2 4 2 6 0
    (i) Determine the mean, the median, the mode, and the range for the above data.
    (ii) Compute the first and the third quartiles
    (iii) Compute the z-scores for the months of may.


    i have attempted this but, i'm not sure if i'm doing it right
    The months are merely the periods. You could view the months as the x values, and the numerical data as the y values, and generate a plot.
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    sorry I cannot comment on 'months are merely the periods.'
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    are the mean, median and mode suppose to be months or numbers?

    Quote Originally Posted by imthatgirl View Post
    I'm sure this problem is easy, but the months are throwing me off. can someone help?

    Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May June
    students hired 3 2 4 2 6 0
    (i) Determine the mean, the median, the mode, and the range for the above data.
    (ii) Compute the first and the third quartiles
    (iii) Compute the z-scores for the months of may.


    i have attempted this but, i'm not sure if i'm doing it right
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    Quote Originally Posted by matheagle View Post
    sorry I cannot comment on 'months are merely the periods.'
    for me, months are merely standing payments in the bank
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