## Statistics

Mean, Median and Mode

We can gain a better understanding of a data set by locating the middle or centre of the data and measuring the spread. Knowing one of these without the other is often of little use.

There are three statistics that can be used to measure the centre of a data set:

The mean: is commonly referred to as the average and is found by the sum of all data values divided by the total number of data values.

The median: is the middle value of an ordered data set.

The mode: is the most frequently occurring value in the data set.

There are three statistics that can be used to measure the centre of a data set:

The mean: is commonly referred to as the average and is found by the sum of all data values divided by the total number of data values.

The median: is the middle value of an ordered data set.

The mode: is the most frequently occurring value in the data set.