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Averages - Level 4

Test your understanding of averages with this self marking quiz about mean, median and range.

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This is level 4; Mixed 'wordy' questions. You can earn a trophy if you get at least 7 questions correct. 

1. Ricky is 12 years old. Mel and Kim are both three years older than Ricky. Jaz is 22 . What is the mean of their ages? Correct Wrong
2. The highest mark in the Science test was 72. Three students scored 64 which was two marks higher than the lowest score. What was the range of scores? Correct Wrong
3. Five boys took part in a sponsored swim. Here is the number of lengths they completed: 9 6 9 5 8. What was the median number of lengths completed?
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4. What is the difference between the mean and the median of the following set of numbers {10, 35, 8, 6, 11} Correct Wrong
5. The weights of six dogs in kilograms are: 12.1, 14.3, 10.8, 14.0, 10.7 and 15.5. Calculate the mean weight correct to one decimal place.
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6. Calculate the range of weights in kilograms of the dogs given in question 5. Correct Wrong
7. Calculate the median of the weights of the dogs given in question 5 correct to two decimal places. Correct Wrong
8. Take away four discs that have a mean of 6. Which disc is left?

Disc number7 Disc number4 Disc number9 Disc number9 Disc number2
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9. Take away six discs whose mean and median are the same whole number. Which disc is left?

Disc number8 Disc number7 Disc number6 Disc number6 Disc number5 Disc number4 Disc number3
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10. Mac has taken seven maths exams this year. His average mark is 78%. What mark must he get on the eighth exam to raise his average to 80%? Correct Wrong
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Isabella,

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

"The formula for finding the median is a on N items is (N+1)/2. Why is there a 'plus one' in that formula?

[Transum: Good question Isabella. The answer is here.]"

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Level 1 - Mean from a list

Level 2 - Range and mode from a list

Level 3 - Median from a list

Level 4 - Mixed 'wordy' questions

Level 5 - Mean, median, mode and range from a frequency table

Level 6 - Mean, median, mode and range from a bar chart

More Averages A wide range of interactive activities, puzzles, lesson starters and videos about mode, median, mean and range.

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Reminders

Mean

To find the mean of a set of values add them together then divide by the number of values.

Example: find the mean of 8,9,10: 8+9+10=27, 27÷3=9: The mean is 9

Median

To find the median of a set of values arrange them in order then choose the middle value. If their are two middle values select the answer that is half way between those values.

Example: find the median of 4,12,7,6: In order 4,6,7,12: 6+7÷2: The median is 6.5

A formula for finding which is the middle value if there are N values is (N+1)/2. You can see why there is an 'add one' here.

Mode

The mode of a set of values is the value that occurs most times.

Example: find the mode of 2,4,4,1: The mode is 4.

Range

The range of a set of values is the smallest value subtracted from the largest.

Example: find the range of 2,4,4,1: 4-1=3: The range is 3.

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