# Thread: mean, median, modes homework help!!

1. ## mean, median, modes homework help!!

am trying to help grand son answer home work question. help! Question is write a set of data in which mean is 15 median is 15 and the modes are 13 and 15. Know I'm over the hill bet please help

2. Originally Posted by mymim1
am trying to help grand son answer home work question. help! Question is write a set of data in which mean is 15 median is 15 and the modes are 13 and 15. Know I'm over the hill bet please help
ok, lets start at the beginning. do you know what "mean", "mode" and "median" mean?

3. Originally Posted by mymim1
am trying to help grand son answer home work question. help! Question is write a set of data in which mean is 15 median is 15 and the modes are 13 and 15. Know I'm over the hill bet please help
for the record, you should respond to my posts here.

now since you know the definitions, i don't suppose any of this will come as a surprise to you

so lets do this.

lets make up some data, for simplicity, we will take 5 values. i will write our values in ascending order, and an unknown x

13, 13, 15, 15, x

now we want:

$\displaystyle \text{Mean } = \frac {13 + 13 + 15 + 15 + x}5 = 15$

now solve for x

can you see why i choose the data like that? do you see why it works?

4. ## thank you so much

yes i was able to help him do the problem thanks to your help! Old age has it's way of stumping ones mind!
Thank you

5. Originally Posted by mymim1
yes i was able to help him do the problem thanks to your help! Old age has it's way of stumping ones mind!
Thank you
tell me about it!

i remember being young too

6. Originally Posted by Jhevon
for the record, you should respond to my posts here.

now since you know the definitions, i don't suppose any of this will come as a surprise to you

so lets do this.

lets make up some data, for simplicity, we will take 5 values. i will write our values in ascending order, and an unknown x

13, 13, 15, 15, x

now we want:

$\displaystyle \text{Mean } = \frac {13 + 13 + 15 + 15 + x}5 = 15$

now solve for x

can you see why i choose the data like that? do you see why it works?