What is the Center in a Data Set? - Definition & Options - Quiz & Worksheet


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What is a single number that summarizes an entire data set?

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1. What is the sum of the numbers in a data set divided by the total number of values in the data set?


For the following data set, select the best method for summarizing the data.

3, 3, 4, 5, 2, 9, 5, 2, 3, 4

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The center of a data set is of significant use when interpreting data, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of how to find it as well as related principles and terms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the definitions and application of:

  • The number that summarizes an entire data set
  • The sum of the numbers in a data set divided by the total number of values in the data set
  • Summarizing data
  • Values that lie outside given data
  • The midpoint value of a data set

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the value that lies outside the given data set and the number that summarizes the entire data set
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the values within a data set
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify statistical figures within sets of data

Additional Learning

To learn more about data sets, review the accompanying lesson, What is the Center in a Data Set? - Definition, Lesson and Quiz. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define center of data
  • Differentiate between mean and median
  • Know how to use mean and median
  • Describe outliers