# 2011 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 4

## Problem

Here is a list of the numbers of fish that Tyler caught in nine outings last summer: $$2,0,1,3,0,3,3,1,2.$$ Which statement about the mean, median, and mode is true?

$\textbf{(A)}\ \text{median} < \text{mean} < \text{mode} \qquad \textbf{(B)}\ \text{mean} < \text{mode} < \text{median} \\ \\ \textbf{(C)}\ \text{mean} < \text{median} < \text{mode} \qquad \textbf{(D)}\ \text{median} < \text{mode} < \text{mean} \\ \\ \textbf{(E)}\ \text{mode} < \text{median} < \text{mean}$

## Solution

First, put the numbers in increasing order.

$$0,0,1,1,2,2,3,3,3$$

The mean is $\frac{0+0+1+1+2+2+3+3+3}{9} = \frac{15}{9},$ the median is $2,$ and the mode is $3.$ Because, $\frac{15}{9} < 2 < 3,$ the answer is $\boxed{\textbf{(C)}\ \text{mean} < \text{median} < \text{mode}}$

## See Also

 2011 AMC 8 (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) Preceded byProblem 3 Followed byProblem 5 1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7 • 8 • 9 • 10 • 11 • 12 • 13 • 14 • 15 • 16 • 17 • 18 • 19 • 20 • 21 • 22 • 23 • 24 • 25 All AJHSME/AMC 8 Problems and Solutions

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