Averages and Range - Level 4
Test your understanding of averages with this self marking quiz about mean, median and range.
This is level 4; Mixed 'wordy' questions. You can earn a trophy if you get at least 7 questions correct.
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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 grouped frequency table
Level 7 - 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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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
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.
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.
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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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.]"
Gabriel Simamora, Harlaw Academy (Scotland)
Friday, February 19, 2021
"How do you answer question 10 to level one?
[Transum: Clue, let the age of the youngest person in the queue be x.]"
Saturday, October 2, 2021
"If the average of a, b, c and d are a, what is the average of b, c and d?"