5 Number Summary in Statistics


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The median of a set of data is the ____.

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1. Find the median of the following test scores:
  • 55
  • 60
  • 62
  • 65
  • 65
  • 72
  • 73
  • 74
  • 80
  • 83
  • 88
  • 90
  • 100

2. What are the lower and upper extremes of the following data set?
  • 4
  • 5
  • 2
  • 3
  • 8
  • 12
  • 10

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When describing a data set you usually don't list all the data entries, rather you use statistics that summarize the data set. A common set of statistics used is the five number summary. This assessment was made to test your skill related to finding the values of some of these statistics.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

Use this assessment to test your understanding of:

  • What a median is
  • How to find the median
  • The lower and upper extremes of a data set
  • How to determine quartiles

Skills Practiced

A few of the other skills covered in this assessment include:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what the median of a data set is and how to find it
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the lower and upper extremes of a data set
  • Making connections - use your understanding of quartiles to determine the lower quartile of a data set

Additional Learning

For a quick review of the material covered in this assessment, study the lesson 5 Number Summary in Statistics. This lesson will help you improve your understanding of the assessment and learn more about:

  • What the five number summary includes
  • Steps used to find the median of a data set
  • Ways to find upper and lower quartiles