Comparing Center & Variability Measurements of Two Data Sets


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Consider the two number sets. Which set has the higher mean and what is that mean?

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1. Consider the two data sets. Which has the higher median, and what is that median?

2. Consider the data sets represented by the two box plots. Which one has a larger interquartile range, and what is a good estimation of that larger interquartile range?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

If you feel ready to measure your knowledge of center and variability values of two data sets, then you can do so with this quiz and corresponding worksheet. You will be expected to solve given problems in order to demonstrate your full understanding of these concepts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

When it's time to take this quiz, you must be prepared to:

  • Choose which number set has a higher mean and which has a higher median based on given images
  • Use an image of two box plots to determine which has a larger interquartile range
  • Select an accurate statement about two plots displayed in an example
  • Compare two given data sets and determine which has the higher median and mean and what they are

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve mean and median problems with given number sets
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding interquartile range and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to differentiate between accurate and inaccurate statements regarding the image of a box plot

Additional Learning

You have the opportunity to learn more about this mathematical topic by referring to the lesson titled Comparing Center & Variability Measurements of Two Data Sets. Information addressed in this lesson includes:

  • Another term for 'mean'
  • The definition of 'outliers'
  • What mode is
  • What the line in the middle of a box plot represents