Calculating the Mean, Median, Mode & Range: Practice Problems


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The following data set represents the average number of children per family for 10 countries in 2014. Calculate the mean number of children per family.

5.8, 6.1, 1.9, 1.4, 2.6, 2.8, 1.3, 4.4, 4.4, 1.7

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1. Which of the following describes the best approach to finding the median of an even set of numbers?

2. The value that occurs the most frequently in a data set is known as the _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When given a set of data, you are sometimes asked to solve for mean, median, mode, and range. This quiz and worksheet will help you define these terms and solve for them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the following terms and how to calculate them:

  • Mean
  • Median
  • Mode
  • Range

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related mean, median, mode, and range lesson
  • Making connections - apply knowledge of mean, median, mode, and range to real-life problems
  • Distinguishing differences - distinguish between the four terms
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve data set practice problems

Additional Learning

To learn more about mean, median, mode, and range, review the accompanying lesson and practice problems. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define mean, median, mode, and range
  • Differentiate between mean, median, mode, and range
  • Solve for mean, median, mode, and range