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==Problem== | ==Problem== | ||
− | Billy's basketball team scored the following points over the course of the first 11 games of the season | + | Billy's basketball team scored the following points over the course of the first 11 games of the season. If his team scores 40 in the 12th game, which of the following statistics will show an increase? |
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<cmath>42, 47, 53, 53, 58, 58, 58, 61, 64, 65, 73</cmath> | <cmath>42, 47, 53, 53, 58, 58, 58, 61, 64, 65, 73</cmath> | ||
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− | <math> | + | <math>\textbf{(A) } \text{range} \qquad \textbf{(B) } \text{median} \qquad \textbf{(C) } \text{mean} \qquad \textbf{(D) } \text{mode} \qquad \textbf{(E) } \text{mid-range} </math> |
− | \textbf{(A) } \text{range} \qquad | ||
− | \textbf{(B) } \text{median} \qquad | ||
− | \textbf{(C) } \text{mean} \qquad | ||
− | \textbf{(D) } \text{mode} \qquad | ||
− | \textbf{(E) } \text{mid-range} | ||
− | </math> | ||
==Solutions== | ==Solutions== |
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Contents
Problem
Billy's basketball team scored the following points over the course of the first 11 games of the season. If his team scores 40 in the 12th game, which of the following statistics will show an increase?
Solutions
Solution 1
When they score a on the next game, the range increases from to . This means the increased.
Solution 2
Because is less than the score of every game they've played so far, the measures of center will never rise. Only measures of spread, such as the , may increase.
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