What is Mean Absolute Deviation? - Definition & Examples


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What is mean absolute deviation?

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1. What is the first step of finding the mean absolute deviation?

2. Find the mean of these numbers: 4, 7, 9, 10.

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Test your comprehension of mean absolute deviation with this worksheet/quiz combo. Questions will assess you on key points such as what mean absolute deviation is and the initial step in finding it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this worksheet/quiz to determine what you know about these topics:

  • The mean of a given set of numbers
  • Second step in finding mean absolute deviation
  • Calculating the mean absolute deviation of a given set of numbers

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve mean absolute deviation practice problems
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about averages in a different light
  • Information recall - make sure that you remember important points from the lesson, such as the first and second steps in finding the mean absolute deviation of a set of numbers

Additional Learning

Learn more about calculating averages with the accompanying lesson entitled What is Mean Absolute Deviation? - Definition & Examples. The following points will be addressed to help you study:

  • How the calculations of mean absolute deviation are applied in the real world
  • The step of finding the mean of the distances between numbers
  • What a 'mean' is